By Annette Shailer

The first of three new free seminars to provide support, advice and help for people wanting to start a small bar in NSW will be held in Sydney this month.

Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP said the small bar process isn’t always easy and the seminars will hopefully help people get started.

“The city’s been inundated with inquiries for information with two new small bars already opening in the CBD, another five Development Applications (DA) approved and an additional 10 DAs expected within the next month for new small bars in Glebe, Broadway, Ultimo and the CBD,” Moore said.

The Small Bar Seminars will feature information about liquor licences, processes and some of the issues and benefits of small bars. Speakers from the Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing, financial areas, planning and a current small bar operator will be on hand to provide advice.

“We want to encourage a better mix of venues like small bars and provide opportunities and support for local and emerging entrepreneurs by reactivating parts of the city centre at night and building a diverse, eclectic and unique culture,” Moore said.

The City is also providing business development matched-cash grants of up to $30,000 to encourage the creation of small retail, service and hospitality businesses looking to set up in CBD laneways.

The first free Small Bar Seminar will be held on April 27 at 6:00pm. Bookings are essential.

For further information and bookings, email


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