Late trading businesses

Late trading businesses

Stay open later

The City of Sydney changed its planning controls to:

  • allow later trading (past 10pm) in certain parts of the local area
  • encourage a diverse range of shops and business to stay open longer
  • create incentives for live music and performance spaces.

If you own an existing business or want to start a business and would like to know what opportunities are available, please download the late night trading DCP summary map.

If you’re located within an identified late night trading area, please refer to the general provisions of the Sydney Development Control Plan (see chapter 3.15 Late Night Trading).

You can also view the detailed provisions and the DCP map pages.

Lodge your application to extend your trading hours through the NSW Planning Portal.


For general planning advice, you can speak to a duty planner at our Town Hall Customer Service Centre.

Last updated: Wednesday, 1 July 2020