Licenced venues – research

Below you can find attached a number of scientific and evidenced based papers from the peer reviewed academic literature that cover a range of topics related primarily to the effects of liquor license trading hours and venue density on alcohol related violence and other harms.

Please note, some of these papers are called “systematic reviews” which, next to randomised controlled trials, are one of the highest levels of research evidence available. Systematic reviews gather all relevant papers on a specific topic and summarise all the evidence. They are a one stop shop summary of scientific evidence, so to speak. 

Also attached are further readings including a paper on how to measure density of alcohol outlets, and a paper on the effects of the 24 hour public transport system on the night economy in Melbourne 

Licensed venue trading hours and alcohol related violence

Licensed venue density and alcohol related violence

Other papers of interest