Liquor Law Review

Independent review of the impact of liquor law reforms 

The Deputy Premier, the Hon. Troy Grant MP, has appointed the Hon. Ian Callinan AC to review the effectiveness of the 1.30am lock outs, 3am cessation of liquor sales, 10pm take-away liquor laws and the annual liquor licence fee program. 

Mr Callinan is a retired Justice of the High Court of Australia with experience conducting complex inquiries across a range of issues affecting the community.

Read more about the Hon. Ian Callinan AC.

The review is considering the impact of the 1.30am lock out and 3am cessation of liquor sales laws on alcohol-related violence and other harms, on businesses and their patrons, and on community amenity.

The review is also considering the impacts of the state-wide 10pm restriction on take-away liquor sales and the annual liquor licence fee program.

Your input is a key part of this review.

The review is being informed by data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research relating to alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour, as well as information provided by community and business stakeholders.

A review report will be submitted to the NSW Government for consideration in August 2016.

Read the Terms of Reference for the statutory review.