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New Queensland Entertainment Precincts

17 | 2 | 2020

Recent weeks have seen important developments for the music, tourism and hospitality sector in Queensland as the Nambour CBD and a section of the Maroochydore Town Centre were designated special entertainment precincts by Sunshine Coast Council. The creation of special entertainment precincts will not only help provide better protection for entertainment venues but also ensure clear […]

Fires Impact Australian Live Music Industry

16 | 1 | 2020

Significant impacts are now being experienced from the recent bushfires across the music and hospitality sectors on the South Coast of NSW and in other areas across the country including fire affected regions of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria  and Western Australia. With many of these regions now declared safe and tourists encouraged to return, […]

Live Music in Sydney after the Lockouts

14 | 1 | 2020

As lockouts are removed in the Sydney CBD and Oxford St (Kings Cross remains), here’s our guides to find all the great live music venues in the city. For more information on changes to trading conditions and other details visit the Liquor and Gaming NSW website. These maps show where many of the current venues […]

Live Music Office 2019 Year In Review

23 | 12 | 2019

In 2019 we saw a huge amount of achievements in the Australian Live Music industry, with important work being done right around the country by a dedicated and passionate community of individuals and organisations, who the Live Music Office is proud to support. We’re excited to cap off an amazing year with our Year In […]

Sydney CBD / Oxford St Lockouts to go in Jan 2020

29 | 11 | 2019

The Live Music Office welcomes the announcement by the NSW Government of the removal of the lockouts in the Sydney CBD and Oxford St scheduled to commence in January 2020,  along-side the NSW Government Response to Night Time Economy Inquiry Recommendations, and the appointment of Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres as Minister responsible for the implementation […]

The ACT takes the lead with Entertainment Action Plan

5 | 11 | 2019

MusicACT and the Live Music Office congratulate the ACT Government on the release of its Entertainment Action Plan for Canberra that provides a roadmap for night time economic development in the Territory. Follow these links to visit the Entertainment Areas website and read the ACT Government’s Entertainment Action Plan This plan is a significant milestone […]

Proposed New Environmental Protection Laws for Victoria

28 | 10 | 2019

On 1 July 2020, new environment protection laws are intended to come into effect in Victoria. You can access these new laws here. Under the proposed changes, new approaches are being considered including the expansion of noise sensitive uses definitions, with the addition of child care centres; kindergartens; primary schools and secondary schools, as well […]

Night Time Economy Review Tables Recommendations to Revive Sydney

30 | 9 | 2019

Today’s release of the Report on the Joint Select Committee on Sydney’s night time economy tables important findings and recommendations from this year’s review to reinvigorate the Sydney city nightlife and economy. From today’s report, findings include: That the 2014 laws had support within some sections of the community and have contributed to the reduction […]