Sydney’s lockout laws almost entirely reversed as of 14/01/2020

Venues in the city will be able to increase their trading hours with 1.30am last entry removed for all venues in the Sydney CBD Entertainment Precinct.

Restrictions on cocktails, shots and drinks in glasses after midnight are also easing:  ‘last drinks’ rules have been extended by 30 minutes to 3.30am for venues in the CBD Precinct with good records.

Existing conditions will be maintained in the Kings Cross precinct.

“This is a turning point for the city and is the result of work by many across government, industry and the general public to get Sydney back on track.
Sydneysiders, alongside those who make our night-time great, are ready to see the first steps to a city revival,” says Michael Rodrigues, chair of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA).

“The 14th of January is a day in history when we, as providers of all things music and culture, are able to come back to some semblance of how we used to operate successfully five years ago,” says Oxford Art Factory’s CEO and founder Mark Gerber.

“We are excited to lift the restriction and will be welcoming patrons into the venues until close. These iconic venues which have been popular with Sydneysiders for over 18 years will be celebrating this exciting start to 2020 with DJs and entertainment every weekend,” said Paul Waterson, CEO from Aus Venue Co.