The Lock-out laws will persist into 2019

Since the inception of the lockout laws in early 2014 as a supposed reaction to alcohol-related violence, Sydney’s nightlife has been at the mercy of the New South Wales government, causing several venues to kick the bucket due to declining revenue, while the recently developed Star Casino remains untouched. It’s a grim time for the Sydney club scene, and things don’t seem to be getting better anytime soon.

Despite the law already outstaying its welcome, clubbers and venues alike will surely be disappointed to hear that the lockouts will be extended even longer until after march 2019 and the state election.

According to the government’s own legislation, the lock-out laws that came about in 2014 should’ve been gone by now as usually these types of laws are repealed 5 years on but in this instance that’s not the case.

This all sounds like a bit of a gee up, and you can read more about it here.