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.

The Callinan review has also been provided with the outcomes from the Roundtable, a forum convened by the Government in the first half of 2016 to examine measures to improve the viability and safety of Sydney's night-time economy. The outcomes will help inform the statutory review of the liquor laws, in particular those regulatory measures applying to the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross precinct. Access the reports and action plan through the Liquor & Gaming NSW website.

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

Read the Terms of Reference for the statutory review.