Trial of Pop-Up Bar and Pop-Up Event Licences

Pop-Up in the Parra Lanes Festival

Parra Lanes Roof Top Pop-Up. Photo by George Gittany.

On 1 March 2019, NSW Liquor and Gaming began a 12 month trial of a new liquor licence for pop-up bars and events in seven Sydney precincts, to help activate and revitalise indoor and outdoor spaces and diversify the night-time economy.

The trial aims to support innovative social, cultural and business offerings and make it easier for entrepreneurs, creatives and other businesses to run pop-up bars and events for up to six weeks.

The pop-up bar and event licenses enable pop-up bar or events such as pop-up restaurants, live entertainment or art shows within the entirety of the City of Parramatta LGA. 

For more information on how to apply, visit the NSW Liquor and Gaming Licence website.

Please note: the pop-up events and liquor licenses do not negate the need for a Development Application, where currently required.

To find out whether you need a Development Application for your proposed activity, please contact Council’s Duty Planner Service on 9806 5050.