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.

You can run a pop-up bar or events such as pop-up restaurants, live entertainment or art shows within the Parramatta Precinct. See if you are in an eligible area of the City of Parramatta for a pop-up bar or event license from NSW Liquor and Gaming. 

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.