The 10 most violent venues in New South Wales
The full list has increased from 8 to 15 venues.
The NSW government has released an update to the state’s most violent venues.
Topping the list is Ivy with 36 assaults over the past year. Coming in at number two is Home Nightclub in Darling Harbour.
Merivale, which owns Ivy, has hit back at claims it’s the most violent place saying the list unfairly punishes larger establishments.
“We agree with the police and healthcare professionals – one event is one too many – but we also take issue with the way the statistics are compiled and presented,” an Ivy spokesperson has told The Daily Telegraph.
“It’s time for a sensible discussion to ensure we are all tracking and responding to meaningful data. Ivy has the highest visitations of any licensed venue in NSW, with around two million patrons per year.”
The 10 most violent venues are:
1. Ivy in Sydney (36 assaults)
2. Home Nightclub in Sydney (17 assaults)
3. PJ’s Irish Pub in Parramatta (16 assaults)
4. Sydney Junction Hotel in Hamilton (16 assaults)
5. The Sunken Monkey Hotel in Erina (16 assaults)
6. The Eastern in Bondi Junction (14 assaults)
7. The Grand Hotel in Wollongong (14 assaults)
8. Northies in Cronulla (13 assaults)
9. Pontoon Bar in Sydney (13 assaults)
10. The Pyrmont Bridge Hotel in Pyrmont (13 assaults)
Venues on the violent venues list are subject to special license conditions including no glass containers after midnight and cessation of alcohol services 30 minutes prior to close.
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