A total 20 venues across the Kings Cross and CBD precincts are now exempt from the 1:30am lockout law, with an additional seven having their lockout extended today.

The Kings Cross hotel, Potts Point hotel, The Burdekin, Kinselas and Cliff Dive are some the new additions to be granted an extension on their trading hours, joining the likes The World Bar and Oxford Art Factory.

So what does this mean exactly? Basically, these venues can now take entry up until 2am and serve drinks until 3:30am. It might not seem like much right now, but it's a definite step in the right direction.

Sydney's lockout zone.

Speaking with the , Kings Cross Hotel's marketing director Dan Lacaze admits he is thrilled with the changes.

“What we see this as is a really positive step in the right direction — particularly for an area that has contributed for a long time to the history the city and it’s fallen on tough times. The area isn’t what it used to be.”

This stening the lockout laws came into play following the in September last year, where it was suggested that the strict lockout laws put in place in 2014 were relaxed for specific venues.

The exciting news follows last weeks frustration when the Kings Cross Hotel was forced to remove a Keep Sydney open banner from their balcony after a local resident group issued a complained. Read more on that here.

Here is a list all extended venues. be sure to head out and support Sydney nightlife when you can!

- Mr B’s Hotel (CBD)

- The Arthouse Hotel (CBD)

- Palace Hotel (CBD)

- The World Bar (KX)

- Observer Hotel (CBD)

Stonewall Hotel (CBD)

- The Scary Canary (CBD)

- O’Malley’s Hotel (KX)

The Basement (CBD)

Republic Hotel (CBD)

The Cliff Dive (CBD)

- Oxford Art Factory (CBD)

- Brighton Hotel (CBD)

- ARQ Sydney (CBD)

- Burdekin Hotel (CBD)

- Kings Cross Hotel (KX)

- Kinselas Hotel (CBD)

- Potts Point Hotel (KX)

Establishment (CBD)

- Slip Inn (CBD)

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