Booze board chair confirms NYE extension

| 06/12/2013

(CNS): Bars, clubs and restaurants will all be able to serve booze for the New Year celebrations beyond their usual licensing hours as the chairman of the Liquor Licensing Board has confirmed the annual extensions. Mitchell Welds said that liquor licence holders will get one-hour extension beyond regular closing times on New Year’s Eve. “This extension applies to all seven categories of liquor licenses; however, this does not mean that general permission is being granted for all licensed premises to close at the latest time permitted,” Welds stated in a release. He emphasised that the additional hour can only be added to the closing time that each business is currently permitted to open.

Welds also noted that all other license stipulations remain in effect.

“Liquor sales and the playing of music must cease during the last ten minutes of permitted opening hours for retail, hotel, restaurant, and beer or wine categoriesof licenses,” he said.
Customers also are expected to vacate the premises before closing.

For more information, license holders and members of the public may contact the Liquor Licensing Board’s Executive Secretary Marva Scott on 244-3168 or email

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Welds still there?

  2. Archie says:

    Jebus approves.

  3. Binge Thinker says:


  4. Anonymous says:

    Everyone recognizes the need for enjoying the holidays and staying open later is certainly part of this.  What has concerned residents of 7-Mile Beach for years is the flagrant violation of  late night noise limits coming from the XXXXX and the lack of enforcement of their liquor license provisions by the Liquor Licensing Board.  Hopefully, after many years of complaints, the New Year will bring some resolution to this long-standing problem.