“While you might not be able to replicate the atmosphere in Rio, getting down to your local with some friends and cheering on our Aussie heroes has got to be the next best thing,” Deputy Premier Troy Grant said.
Fans watch the NRL grand final at a pub in 2010. Photo: Jonathan Carroll
The usual extension given to venues from 10pm to midnight for the NRL grand final will also apply. This year, the event is on Sunday, October 2.
Mr Grant said the extension would prevent a mass exodus of patrons placing extra pressure on transport systems.
The dates and times of the trading extensions were chosen after consultation with industry.