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State's most violent venues named

 Friday 30 May, 2014   [PDF,166kb]


The Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing (OLGR) today released the latest list of the State’s most violent venues which will face a range of tough operating conditions.

Round 11 of the violent venues list, based on Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) data for 2013, names 23 venues for excessive numbers of violent incidents.

There are three Level 1 venues on the latest list after recording 19 or more violent incidents last year. They are Ivy in the Sydney CBD (24 incidents), The Macarthur Tavern at Campbelltown (24 incidents), and the Roxy Hotel at Parramatta (21 incidents).

These three venues will face the toughest operating conditions from June 1 including a 1.30am lockout, drink restrictions, bans on glass, alcohol time-outs, and extra security measures.

Another 20 venues across the State have recorded between 12 and 18 incidents to be classified as Level 2 violent premises and will also face extra conditions.

Another 10 licensed venues have been removed from the list after recording welcome reductions in alcohol-related violence.

Restrictions applying to Level 1 venues (19 or more violent incidents in a year)

  • 1.30am lockout
  • Cease alcohol service 30 minutes prior to closing
  • An appropriate extra security measure such as additional guards, CCTV, digital video and audio recording devices, or electronic ID scanning
  • Drinks must not be served in glass or breakable containers after midnight
  • No shots, no doubles, no RTDs (ready to drink) over 5% after midnight
  • A limit of four alcoholic drinks per customer per order after midnight
  • Alcohol time-outs or the provision of free water and food for 10 minutes every hour after midnight; and
  • Required to maintain a detailed incident register whenever trading.


Restrictions applying to Level 2 venues (12 to 18 violent incidents in a year)

  • Cease alcohol service 30 minutes before closing
  • No glass or breakable containers after midnight
  • Alcohol time-outs or the provision of free water and food for 10 minutes every hour after midnight; and
  • Required to maintain a detailed incident register whenever trading.

​LEVEL 1 VENUES FROM 1 JUNE 2014

Region ​Venue name​Suburb ​Incidents
​Sydney City​Ivy ​ Sydney​24
​South West Sydney​The Macarthur Tavern ​The Macarthur Tavern ​24
​Western Sydney ​Roxy Hotel​Campbelltown​21

 

LEVEL 2 VENUES FROM 1 JUNE 2014

RegionVenue name​Suburb Incidents

​ ​Sydney City

​The World Bar

​Kings Cross

​17
​Home ​Darling Harbour​12
Northern Rivers​​Cheeky Monkeys Bar & Restaurant ​Byron Bay​17
Western Sydney​Oneworld Bar*​Parramatta​17
​The Australian Hotel & Brewery*​Rouse Hill​15
​Mean Fiddler ​Rouse Hill​13

​Riverina

​Victoria Hotel*

​Wagga Wagga

​17
​Murray​Groove Saint ​Albury16​
​Central West​Royal Hotel*​Orange ​16
​Hunter​Silk Hotel 1*​Newcastle​16
​Northern Beaches ​​Shore Club Hotel ManlyManly​15
​New Brighton Hotel ​​​Manly​13
​Central Coast ​Terrigal Hotel*Terrigal​13
Beachcomber Resort and Conference Centre*​Toukley​14

​Northern Inland

Armidale HQ*

​Armidale

​14

​Illawarra

​Hotel Illawarra*

​Wollongong

​13

​Central West ​Waratah Hotel​Mudgee​13
​Mid North Coast​Altitude NightClub*​Port Macquarie​12​
​​Southern TablelandsFlamingos Nitespot*​Goulburn​​​12
 ​ ​​North West
​Imperial Hotel​​Tamworth ​​12

 

* Newly specified and must comply with special conditions from 8 June 2014

VENUES TO BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST FROM 1 JUNE 2014

Region ​Venue name ​Suburb ​Incidents
Western Sydney ​ ​​Penrith RSL Club Limited​Penrith​11
​PJ's Irish Oub Parramatta​Parramatta​9
​Lone Pine Tavern​Rooty Hill​9
Sydney City ​​Scruffy's MurphySydney​11
​St George-Sutherland​Sphere Nightspot and Lounge Bar​Sutherland​11
​Central Coast

​The Woodport Inn

Erina​​10
​Hunter​Kent Hotel​Hamilton ​9
​Central West​Occidental Hotel Orange​Orange 7​
​Northern Rivers Metropole Hotel (Previously named Cocktails Bar and Niteclub)​​Lismore​5
​Illawarra​The Grant Hotel​Wollongong​3