Easter trading hours for licensed premises

This information applies to trading hours over Easter, including restrictions on serving alcohol, operating gaming machines and providing adult entertainment.

Note: Easter trading hours for non-licensed premises may be different to those for licensed premises.

Good Friday Eve

On the Thursday before Good Friday (Good Friday Eve), the sale and supply of alcohol is only permitted until 12 midnight regardless of whether you have approved extended trading hours that allow for later trading. While the bar must finish serving at this time, patrons still have until 12.30am to finish their drinks and leave the premises.

All gaming machines must stop at 12 midnight on Good Friday Eve.

Good Friday

Alcohol

You are permitted to sell and supply liquor from 10am to 12 midnight in conjunction with a meal in a part of the premises that is ordinarily set aside for dining, if the meal is also prepared, served and intended to be eaten on the premises. (Note: A meal is defined as food eaten by a person at a fixed structure used as a table, with cutlery provided for the purpose of eating the food, and is of a sufficient substance to be ordinarily accepted as a meal.)

You are not permitted to sell takeaway alcohol on Good Friday.

Patrons can buy alcohol for 1 hour before, during and 1 hour after eating their meal.

Gaming and adult entertainment

Neither gaming nor adult entertainment is permitted in licensed premises on Good Friday.

Easter Sunday and Monday

Licensed premises can trade at their usual opening times, without the restrictions of Good Friday.

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