Police & Justice

Formal Submission

Independent review of liquor law reforms

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What's this about?

The Deputy Premier has appointed the Hon. Ian Callinan AC QC to chair an independent, evidence-based review of the effectiveness of the 1.30am lockouts, 3am last drinks, 10pm take-away liquor laws and the periodic licence fee system. 

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.

The review will consider the impact of the 1.30am lock out and 3am last drinks laws on alcohol-related violence and other harms, on businesses and their patrons, and on the community.

The review will consider the impacts of the state-wide 10pm restriction on take-away liquor sales and the periodic licence fee system.

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

A review report will be submitted to the government in August 2016.

Have your say

The release of an issues paper and a call for formal submissions will occur shortly, however in the meantime you can send your feedback on the 1.30am lock out, 3am last drinks, 10pm take away liquor restrictions and periodic licence fee system via email to liquorlawreview@justice.nsw.gov.au.   

Submit your feedback by 4 April 2016 via post to:

Liquor Law Review Team
GPO Box 7060
Sydney NSW 2001​​​

Formal Submission

Date: Feb. 11 - Apr. 4, 2016

Submission address Liquor Law Review Team
GPO Box 7060
Sydney NSW 2001