Is Sydney’s popularity as a top travel destination waning due to the lockout laws?

Nanny state is distracting to tourists… who would have thought?



Sydney’s popularity is decreasing due to the alcohol-related lockout laws, which are in effect even during big social events and festivals like Mardi Gras. Laura Bandiera explores.

As Mardi Gras comes to an end, its popularity and revenue is slowly decreasing due to the new lockout laws in clubs all over Sydney. For example, lockout laws have severely impacted the economic growth of the Oxford Street clubs during Mardi Gras.

Patrons get annoyed with ‘no shots after midnight’ rule and continue to harass staff.

Club worker and bar man Brandon Tennant explains how the new lockout laws has affected the overall vibe of Stonewall club and his job.

Incoming travellers are no longer willing to travel to Sydney anymore as the ‘party environment’ is not what it used to be due to the new 1:30am lockout laws. In addition, club owners can no longer take advantage of the increased population…

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