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Places of Public Entertainment

A system for planning for live entertainment was introduced in 2009.

This means that:

  • Venues can have live entertainment as part of their main business without the need for separate approval
  • Entertainment is defined as part of normal activities at pubs, restaurants and clubs during the week and on weekends. Examples include a small restaurant engaging a jazz trio, a Celtic folk band playing in an Irish pub or a rock band in a club
  • For new venues, live entertainment matters will be considered as part of the development application
  • There will be a range of measures to protect neighbourhood amenity, which are administered by the police, councils and the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing.

The department prepared the following to guide and support the changes. Click here to view the Guides.

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2020