Fewer premises on NSW violent venues list

02 December, 2019 by Andy Young

The NSW Government has released its latest violent venues list, which has shown a fall in the number of licensed premises listed, with no venues in the top, level one category.

The violent venues list reflects the number of violent incidents at venues over a 12-month period and Liquor & Gaming NSW Director of Compliance Operations, Sean Goodchild, said the results have seen a further drop in the number of listed venues from six on the previous list issued in May.

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“These results show our state’s licensed venues are now safer than they’ve ever been, meaning people can enjoy nights out with far lower risks of alcohol-related violence,” Goodchild said.

“For just the third time since the scheme began in 2008, there are no venues in the most restrictive level one category.

“It’s also pleasing that five of the six venues on the previous list have taken steps to improve their safety record and are no longer listed.

“These results are the best in several years and continue a longer-term trend with data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research showing alcohol-related non-domestic assaults falling at around seven per cent per year.”

Venues with 12 or more incidents in a 12-month period are placed on the level two list, while those with 18 or more incidents are classed as level one. Venues that are placed on the list face strict conditions and increased monitoring by Liquor & Gaming NSW.

Level two venues:

  • Ivy, Sydney, 15 incidents
  • Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, 13 incidents
  • Northies – Cronulla Hotel, Cronulla, 12 incidents
  • Tattersall’s Hotel, Penrith 12 incidents

Venues removed from the list:

  • Ivanhoe Hotel, Manly
  • The Argyle, Sydney
  • The Belmore Hotel, Maitland
  • Penrith Rugby League Club, Penrith
  • The Coast Hotel, Coffs Harbour