NSW Lockout Legislation: Research Participants Wanted

Investigating displacement effects as a result of the Sydney, NSW alcohol lockout legislation

Researchers at The University of New South Wales and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre are seeking volunteer research participants to learn about potential displacement effects in Sydney nightlife following the introduction of the February 2014 Sydney Lockout Legislation. We are looking at potential effects in two key areas: Kings Cross/Potts Point and Newtown and with two different populations: residents and patrons. 

Would the research project be a good fit for me?

The study might be a good fit for you if:

  • You are aged 18 or over


  • You fit one of the following criteria:

o    Resident of Newtown

o    Resident of King’s Cross/Pott’s Point

o    Patron of licensed venues in Newtown

o    Patron of licensed venues in King’s Cross/Pott’s Point


What would happen if I took part in the research project?

  • Complete an anonymous demographic questionnaire that will take approximately 5 minutes.
  • Take part in a focus group that will take approximately 40-50 minutes. This will discuss your experiences before and after the introductionof the lockout laws, including whether you have noticed any change in disorderly conduct, public amenity and drinking/illicit drug use in your area (Kings Cross/Potts Point or Newtown).

Focus groups will be held on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd of June at King’s Cross (Reg Murphy) Activity Centre from 6:45pm until 7:45pm, on Monday 29th of June at the Joseph Sargeant Centre (Erskineville) from 6pm until 7pm and on Tuesday 30th June from 6pm to 7pm at Brown Street Community Hall (Newtown).

Will I be paid to take part in the research project?

There are no additional costs associated with participation in this research project, nor will you be paid. Food and drink will be provided


Who do I contact if I want more information or want to take part in the study?

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the study please contact:

Name: Alexander Weedon-Newstead
Email: z3375617@zmail.unsw.edu.au
Phone: 0437 751  014