NEW MUSIC LICENSING FEES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Australia’s two big music licensors – APRA AMCOS & PPCA - have released a new set of fee structures ahead of the planned launch of a combined platform in 2019, called OneMusic Australia. It is…

PUB NEWS: WOOLWICH PIER HOTEL RENO & REPOSITIONING

The Laundy Hotel Groups iconic Woolwich Pier Hotel officially relaunched last week after an extensive 3-month renovation. The two-level venue originally built in 1885 has adopted a contemporary European…

PUB NEWS: AHA NSW AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED & REDCAPE ACQUIRES 3 WOLLONGONG HOTELS

After a record 630 nominations from across the state, the finalists in the AHA NSW Awards for Excellence 2018 have been announced. The awards honour the achievement of excellence in NSW hotels across…

SYDNEY LOCK OUT LAWS TO BE ROLLED BACK

Sydney’s controversial lockout laws could be rolled back by the end of the year in a plan to revitalise the city’s nightlife. The wind-back would coincide with the light rail construction barricades…

PUB NEWS:  HERITAGE LISTED PUB GETS NEW LEASE ON LIFE & ICONIC BIRDSVILLE PUB FOR SALE

First time publican David King has resurrected Balmain’s historic Exchange Hotel. The pub originally opened in 1885 but in recent times has served as office space, a design studio and a cheese and wine…

PUB NEWS: MOMENTO NAMED AS ONE OF WESTPACS TOP 200 BUSINESSES OF THE YEAR 

Momento Hospitality, a hotel operation that includes a charity organisation focusing on sport, education, rehabilitation and environmental challenges, was the only pub group to be named as one of Westpac’s…

PUB & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: THE ESPY IS BACK & RETURNS TO LIVE MUSIC

Beloved Melbourne venue The Esplanade Hotel – affectionally known as The Espy - has confirmed it will reopen its doors this November, returning to its former glory as one of the country’s most iconic…

PUB NEWS: REDCAPE BUYS AUSTRALIAN HOTEL & BREWERY

The Colosimo family-run Momento Hospitality Group has sold the Australian Hotel and Brewery at Rouse Hill to the Redcape Hotel Group for a deal worth reportedly $50 million. It is the second western Sydney…

SYDNEY'S LAST “REAL PUB” DITCHES HIPSTERS FOR TRADIES

An inner Sydney pub is bucking the trend by declaring war against hipsters. In what is obviously a very smart marketing move, the Abbotts Hotel in Waterloo recently reinvented itself as 'Sydney's last…

PUB NEWS: PIGNOLET BACK AT BISTRO MONCUR WHILE YOUNG HENRY’S TAKES ‘THE BREWIN’ TRANSFER’ CHALLENGE

Damien Pignolet, the original founder of Bistro Moncur in Sydney’s Woollahra Hotel, officially returned to the venue on June 1 as culinary ambassador. Pignolet was a co-owner of the hotel and opened…