Oxford Street’s club and party venue the Burdekin Hotel has been granted a 30-minute exemption from the Sydney lockout laws.

The venue made the announcement in a press release this morning, following the New South Wales State Government’s invitation for eligible venues to apply for a half an hour reprieve from the 1:30am lockout and 3am last drinks regulations.

The Burdekin, which hosts regular techno and house events as well as the monthly emo party AM//PM, will now be able to grant entries until 2am and serve alcohol until 3:30am.

So, it’s only an extra half an hour, but it’s a start.

The venue joins a host of other Sydney CBD and Darlinghurst businesses in securing the extension, including Oxford Art Factory, The World Bar, The Basement and Chinese Laundry.

This story originally appeared on The Brag