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White Night expanding to three nights in 2019

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White Night

This year for the first time ever, White Night Melbourne will be running over three consecutive nights from Thursday 22 - Saturday 24 August. 

Licensees who have not applied to extend their trading hours are reminded they must adhere to normal trading hours. Penalties can apply if venues supply liquor outside their approved trading hours.

Patron and community safety should be a main priority for licensees and venue staff, with an influx of visitors expected to attend the event. 

White Night is a family friendly event. Licensees and venue staff need to be extra vigilant when it comes to minors on premises, see: Under-18 patrons on licensed premises. 

Our inspectors will have a strong presence in the Melbourne CBD and surrounding areas throughout the three-night event to ensure licensees are compliant and will focus on:

  • adherence to red line plans
  • exercising responsible service of alcohol
  • minors on premises
  • intoxicated and drunk patrons on premises
  • maximum capacity

Additional resources are available on our website to help licensees and venue staff to prepare for major events, see: Liquor Fact Sheets

Article last modified 
23 August 2019