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Late-night trading in Sydney

Thank you for your interest in our late-night trading in Sydney consultation.

We're now reviewing the submissions and survey responses. We'll consider your feedback and propose amendments to the plan. These amendments will then be placed on exhibition for further feedback in late 2018.

If you'd like to speak with someone in the project team, please contact:

Julie Prentice
Specialist Planner
02 9265 9333
jprentice@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

If you would like to stay informed about this project, please subscribe to our newsletter.

We are reviewing the rules that control trading hours and areas for businesses opening at night in the city. These include bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and entertainment and music venues that stay open later than 10pm.

We want a diverse, exciting and safe night-time city. It's critical we support our night-time culture and help businesses trade successfully as good neighbours in the evenings.

We want your views on where and when late-night trading should happen in Sydney.

Sydney's night-time economy is critical to our city's future. It generates more than $3.6 billion each year with more than 4,600 businesses employing over 32,000 people.

In 2007 Council adopted the late night trading premises development control plan to encourage late-night trading while managing potential adverse impacts on residential and other sensitive land uses.

The plan identifies areas with different base trading hours, depending on the location and character of the area. It promotes ongoing good management of late-night trading.

Late night trading areas include:

  • late-night management areas – with the possibility of 24 hour trading
  • city living areas – with base trading hours from 7am to 5am the next day
  • local centres – with base trading hours from 8am to midnight.

Trading hours can be adjusted beyond the base trading hours above, after successfully completing trial periods.

The plan also identifies premises as high impact, which includes licensed premises such as hotels, nightclubs and clubs catering for more than 120 patrons or low impact, such as small bars or licensed restaurants catering for less than 120 patrons.

A lot has changed since we set our plans for late-night trading 10 years ago:

How to provide your feedback

We invite your views on late-night trading in Sydney. This consultation will close at 5pm on Friday 30 March 2018.

Online survey

You can complete our online survey.

Please note, the survey is comprehensive and you can provide feedback on as many, or as few late-night areas as you would like. The survey will save automatically on your browser and you can close and return to it on the same browser at any time, before you submit it.

You can only submit the survey once from any one device.

Group discussion guide

Host your own discussion for this consultation with your friends. Download and follow our discussion guide.

When it's completed, return your group's feedback by emailing it to sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

Download our app

Download the Sydney Your Say app from the App Store or get it on Google Play for chances to be rewarded for your feedback.

Please note, participation rewards are managed by a third party provider. The City of Sydney accepts no responsibility for prizes awarded in connection with your participation or your use of the app.

Pop-up consultations

Visit our team at one of our consultation events listed on this page.

Talk to us

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Rhianna McAlary on 02 9265 9333 or rmcalary@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

Thank you for your interest in our late-night trading in Sydney consultation.

We're now reviewing the submissions and survey responses. We'll consider your feedback and propose amendments to the plan. These amendments will then be placed on exhibition for further feedback in late 2018.

If you'd like to speak with someone in the project team, please contact:

Julie Prentice
Specialist Planner
02 9265 9333
jprentice@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

If you would like to stay informed about this project, please subscribe to our newsletter.

We are reviewing the rules that control trading hours and areas for businesses opening at night in the city. These include bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and entertainment and music venues that stay open later than 10pm.

We want a diverse, exciting and safe night-time city. It's critical we support our night-time culture and help businesses trade successfully as good neighbours in the evenings.

We want your views on where and when late-night trading should happen in Sydney.

Sydney's night-time economy is critical to our city's future. It generates more than $3.6 billion each year with more than 4,600 businesses employing over 32,000 people.

In 2007 Council adopted the late night trading premises development control plan to encourage late-night trading while managing potential adverse impacts on residential and other sensitive land uses.

The plan identifies areas with different base trading hours, depending on the location and character of the area. It promotes ongoing good management of late-night trading.

Late night trading areas include:

  • late-night management areas – with the possibility of 24 hour trading
  • city living areas – with base trading hours from 7am to 5am the next day
  • local centres – with base trading hours from 8am to midnight.

Trading hours can be adjusted beyond the base trading hours above, after successfully completing trial periods.

The plan also identifies premises as high impact, which includes licensed premises such as hotels, nightclubs and clubs catering for more than 120 patrons or low impact, such as small bars or licensed restaurants catering for less than 120 patrons.

A lot has changed since we set our plans for late-night trading 10 years ago:

How to provide your feedback

We invite your views on late-night trading in Sydney. This consultation will close at 5pm on Friday 30 March 2018.

Online survey

You can complete our online survey.

Please note, the survey is comprehensive and you can provide feedback on as many, or as few late-night areas as you would like. The survey will save automatically on your browser and you can close and return to it on the same browser at any time, before you submit it.

You can only submit the survey once from any one device.

Group discussion guide

Host your own discussion for this consultation with your friends. Download and follow our discussion guide.

When it's completed, return your group's feedback by emailing it to sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

Download our app

Download the Sydney Your Say app from the App Store or get it on Google Play for chances to be rewarded for your feedback.

Please note, participation rewards are managed by a third party provider. The City of Sydney accepts no responsibility for prizes awarded in connection with your participation or your use of the app.

Pop-up consultations

Visit our team at one of our consultation events listed on this page.

Talk to us

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Rhianna McAlary on 02 9265 9333 or rmcalary@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.