Safe night precincts

Safe night precincts (SNPs) were created as a Queensland Government initiative to reduce late-night drug and alcohol-related violence. SNPs exist in key entertainment areas across Queensland.

SNPs are designed to achieve cultural change around drinking behaviour, promote responsible drinking practices and ensure a safe environment in and around Queensland's licensed venues.

SNPs are managed by local boards operating as incorporated associations. These boards manage and plan for the precinct to deal with various community safety issues.

Funding from two pools are available for local boards to establish and maintain SNPs – seed funding and operational funding.

The minister must review each SNP every 3 years to determine whether they continue to achieve their purpose of creating a safer night-time environment in Queensland entertainment areas.

The SNP reviews will begin in 2024 and will be conducted by an external provider.

An evaluation framework will guide the reviews and help determine whether:

  • each SNP is meeting its purpose
  • SNP boundaries need to be adjusted or revoked.

This guide provides an overview of SNPs, where you'll find them, trading hours, networked ID scanning for late-trading venues, information for local boards, and how and when to apply for SNP funding.