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From the historic pubs to the most cutting-edge contemporary bars and venues, the Sydney CBD offers diverse and vibrant hospitality and entertainment options to appeal to both locals and tourists.

Members of the City Central Liquor Accord are committed to continuing to provide patrons with professionally operated and managed, high quality venues and services to provide patrons with a safe, secure and enjoyable environment.

The accord addresses alcohol-related issues and through collaboration with police and other stakeholders, develop and implement strategies ensure the precinct remains appealing and welcoming to our diverse patronage.

Liquor Accords Defined

Liquor accords are voluntary, industry-based partnerships, based in set geographical areas of NSW, which work to develop practical solutions to their own local alcohol-related problems. They are directed by Liquor and Gaming NSW, a department of Industry NSW but are independently established and run by the members as an association.

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City Central Liquor Accord

Scope and Structure

City Central Liquor Accord is an incorporated association, meeting the regulations as set by Fair Trading NSW and operating under a formal constitution with an Executive Committee, which is elected annually at the AGM. Under the Constitution, the accord meets 4 times per year, on the 2nd Tuesday of February, May, August and November. Notice of meeting with agenda is emailed to members approximately 2 weeks prior to the meeting.

There are 4 accords in the Sydney City area. City Central covers the area from Market Street south through to Haymarket and parts of Chippendale; the easterly boundary is Elizabeth and College Streets; west through Ultimo and Pyrmont. The exception being the Darling Harbour precinct which has its own accord.

Membership of an accord is voluntary, however, some licensed premises will have ‘membership of an accord’ as a condition of their liquor licence. Thus making membership compulsory.

Members of City Central Liquor Accord include hotels, clubs, bottle shops, restaurants, small bars, licensed entertainment venues, licensed theatres and other licensed venues.

Membership of the Accord is open to all holders of a Hotel Licence, Club Licence, Packaged Liquor Licence, On-Premises Licence, Producer/Wholesaler Licence or Limited Licence.

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Please refer to the map for the area covered by City Central Liquor Accord.

For details of the next meeting click here.

Executive Management Committee 2019-2020

President/Chairman: Tim Dowman, Cheers Bar
Vice President: Sharon Coutman, Maloney Hotel Group
Treasurer: Mark Kuczera, City of Sydney RSL
Public Officer: Carolyn Kelly, Surfside Hotel Group
Secretary: Paul Walker, Palace Hotel

The accord engages a contractor, as Accord Secretary, to professionally manage the administration, financials, membership, communications and meeting tasks.

Objects of the Accord

The objects of the City Central Liquor Accord are to:

  • To provide a safe, secure, vibrant entertainment district
  • To cooperate with the police, regulators and the community to improve local outcomes
  • To reduce alcohol related crime and anti-social behaviour

Membership of the Accord is open to all holders of a liquor license within the set boundaries.

For complete details on membership fees and downloadable membership form

For more information, please direct all enquiries to Accord Secretary
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