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 […]

NSW Night Time Economy and Festivals Inquiries Continue

19 | 8 | 2019

Currently in NSW the Legislative Council in the the state Parliament has two inquiries underway into both the Sydney Night Time Economy as well as the Music Festivals Regulations introduced earlier in 2019. Joint Select Committee on Sydney’s Night Time Economy: This joint select committee was established on 29 May 2019 to inquire into and […]

Live Music Office in the NT

19 | 8 | 2019

Recent weeks have seen the Live Music Office back in the Northern Territory working with local industry, venues and government on supporting the development of the music sector in the NT alongside current reforms to the Liquor Act now underway including the new risk based licensing framework. The Live Music Office was able to attend […]

Sydney Lockouts, NSW Music Festival Licensing Reviews Underway

24 | 6 | 2019

With the NSW Parliament returning in May 2019, there are now two current NSW Parliamentary Inquiries underway for the music industry, the first into Sydney’s night time economy and the lockouts, the second into the NSW Festival Regulations. This is an opportunity for artists, venues, audiences and the community to provide personal experiences of the […]

Music industry calls on music lovers to save live music in NSW

1 | 3 | 2019

In response to the commencement of music festival licensing in NSW today, Live Performance Australia, in association with the Australian Festival Association, APRA AMCOS, Music NSW and the Live Music Office have released the following joint statement. “Last night at the eleventh hour, the Government finally released the regulations and guidelines for the controversial music […]

Music Industry Responds as Festival Licensing Commences in NSW

1 | 3 | 2019

Serious concerns remain as the NSW Government introduces the new licensing scheme for specified music festivals on 1 March 2019. Under the Liquor Amendment (Music Festivals) Regulation 2019, it is now the role of the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) to determine whether a festival would be more appropriately dealt with under a music […]


23 | 2 | 2019

In the latest Berejiklian Government’s chaotic pre-election bid to brand festivals as the problem in NSW, they have now selected 14 festivals as supposedly “high-risk”, without assessment guidelines, and only alerted the festival organisers by SMS last night just before announcing the news via a late-night press release. The live music industry said: “Despite numerous […]

Will NSW be Australia’s first music festival-free zone

20 | 2 | 2019

The NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, is creating confusion and uncertainty for any festival or community event organiser as well as millions of audience members across NSW by rejecting sensible consultation over her Government’s rushed and half-written new Music Festival Licence. Representatives from across the industry have implored the NSW Government to extend the date for […]