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The NSW Government has announced a number of festivals across the state will have extensions that allow their pubs and clubs to trade longer on Sundays, including this weekend’s Parkes Elvis Festival, the Tamworth Country Music Festival later this month, and the Coonamble Rodeo and Campdraft in June.

Minister for Hospitality and Racing and Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson, said the extensions will deliver a boost to our State’s hospitality industry and give patrons more opportunities to socialise at venues during and after special events.

“The 2023 events calendar is taking shape and will be an exciting year, with the NSW Government already approving 20 special extensions, giving people more options to enjoy major sports, arts and cultural events,” Mr Anderson said.

Hotels and registered clubs can trade for longer to celebrate the special cultural and sporting events on the days listed below:

Parkes Elvis Festival10pm to midnight on Sunday 8 January 2023 for venues in the Parkes LGA
Tamworth Country Music Festival10pm to midnight on Sunday 15 and 22 January 2023 for venues in Tamworth regional LGA
Australian Open Men’s Singles Final 10pm to midnight on Sunday 29 January 2023 for venues providing live broadcast of the match
World Pride Sydney           Various extended periods for venues in Sydney, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills in the City of Sydney LGA and Paddington in the Woollahra LGA.
Newcastle 500 Supercar race  10pm to midnight on Sunday 12 March 2023 for venues in the City of Newcastle LGA
Vivid Sydney10pm to midnight on Sunday 28 May, 4 and 11 June 2023 for venues in Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo and Potts Point in the City of Sydney LGA
Coonamble Rodeo and Campdraft10pm to midnight on Sunday 5 June 2023 for venues in the Coonamble LGA
NRL Grand Final10pm to midnight on Sunday 1 October 2023
Bathurst 1000 10pm to midnight on Sunday 8 October 2023 for venues in the Bathurst regional LGA (but only in Abercrombie, Bathurst, Eglinton, Kelso, Llanarth, Mitchell, Mount Panorama, Orton Park, Perthville, Raglan, South Bathurst, West Bathurst and Windradyne)

These trading extensions do not affect takeaway alcohol trading times. Individual trading restrictions or other special conditions that apply to a venue’s liquor licence also remain in place for these events.

The New England Times has asked Liquor and Gaming NSW whether venues in Parkes were given advance notice that they could trade later tonight, in advance of the announcement on Friday, but a response has not yet been received.

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