What have we been up to?

The NTIA was originally established to promote Sydney as a vibrant and creative city, and to build a new positive narrative for Sydney’s nightlife.


The NTIA was originally established late 2018 to promote Sydney as a vibrant and creative city, and to build a new positive narrative for Sydney’s nightlife. Led by the now NSW 24-Hour Economy Commissioner, Michael Rodrigues, the founding board – including current Chair, Justine Baker, and Vice Chair, Kerri Glasscock – set about making change.


We launched our first campaign, Unite for the Night, calling for the government to remove unnecessary regulation and for night time industries to work together. The outcome of sustained efforts culminated in all lockout restrictions in Sydney being lifted… 2 years later.


Prompted by the impacts of COVID-19, we expanded our reach and ran two major campaigns, both aimed at supporting night time venues through the pandemic and supporting a rapid recovery. The Keep Our Venues Alive campaign launched when COVID-19 first hit to help businesses, and the Check. Check. Check campaign followed, encouraging patrons to comply with COVID-Safe measures. We also helped to shape the NSW 24-Hour Economy Strategy.


With the continuation of the COVID-19 crisis, we were unrelenting in our NSW-focused advocacy work and in providing resources and information to support night time businesses and workers. We also played a key role in the NSW 24-Hour Economy Advisory Group and other industry groups. Late in the year, we launched the Let’s Hear It campaign, calling on communities to support their local venues to rebuild, and for venues and residents to work collaboratively to manage sound issues which may arise after the quiet of NSW’s longest lockdown.


We will continue our night time advocacy and campaigning efforts to help restore confidence, improve safety, and better manage sound. We will also continue to educate the night time industries and stakeholders through workshops and events, as well as expand our online Resources library and other website features. Finally, we will continue to leverage our members’ knowledge and alliances, and endeavour to expand our membership base – with the ultimate aim of becoming a truly national and representative organisation for Australia’s night time industries.

If you’re involved in the night time economy and are not already a paid-up member of the NTIA, please consider joining us! We accept membership from individuals and organisations providing or supporting experiences in hospitality (bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants), entertainment (music, performing arts, cinema), festivals and events, retail, arts and culture, precincts – and any other commercial businesses with an interest in the night time economy.

As an independent, member-funded not-for-profit, every single member is important to us. With more members, we can divert more resources to value-adding activities – we could do more and help more people and businesses from across the night time industries.

To discuss which membership might be right for you and our membership features, please click this button to find out more.

If you already know about our memberships and would like to apply, please click the button below to download and complete the application form, before returning it to secretary@ntia.org.au and we’ll help you complete the process.

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The changes and challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are many and varied – and happening rapidly. We are doing our best to keep up and help where we can. Please reach out with any questions, thoughts or solutions. We’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Night Time Industries Association would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, and pay respects to the 29 clans of the Eora Nation. We pay respects to the Elders of the community and extend our recognition to their descendants.