NSW has recently seen a new Liquor Act introduced from July 2008, with important changes for live music and the hospitality industry. This page has references to specific aspects of the new laws related to live music and entertainment, links to the NSW office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing, as well as a brief discussion of renewals issues, noise complaints process and options for minors in licensed entertainment venues where entertainment is hosted.
In New South Wales, approvals and building compliance for live music and entertainment are assessed under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act. In 2008 this process is undergoing a complete rewrite.
New South Wales publishes a guide for local government under environmental protection legislation. There are also noise and amenity implications for venues and residents under liquor and planning regulations.
Click here for the contact details for the Hotels, Clubs and Restaurants Associations in New South Wales as well as relevant organisations and Government agencies.
Links are tabled here for legislation relevant to the regulation of live music and entertainment in New South Wales .
Links are tabled here for documents and reference material relevant to the regulation of live music and entertainment in the New South Wales.