As reported previously in The Hospitality Messenger, the licensing authority has issued a blanket approval for most (but not all) sellers of packaged liquor to trade additional hours on 23 and 30 December 2018.

On these dates:

  • Most liquor store licences situated outside the metropolitan area may trade between 10am and 10pm.
  • Most hotel and liquor store licences within the metropolitan area may trade between 8am and 10am.

Some restrictions apply to some licensees in some locations so all licensees should double check. Otherwise, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve/Day trading hours are generally as follows (unless a licence specifically states differently).

Click here to view a table with the trading hours published in The Hospitality Messenger, December 2019.