As the first hearings for the inquiry into Sydney’s night time economy kick off today, iconic venue The Lansdowne has announced its license has been extended to 5am.

The new licensing also allows patrons to enter the Chippendale venue after 1.30am.

The news coincides with the announcement that LA nightlife institution A Club Called Rhonda will be coming to The Lansdowne this month. A statement today reads, "Since 2008, A Club Called Rhonda has created a community that unifies the worlds of dynamic and tasteful music from boundary-pushing artists, fearless gender self expression, sex-positive affirmative sexuality, and highbrow hedonism.

"Rhonda Intl builds an extravagant space for the young and the relentless to celebrate the highest ideals of genre-defying dance music, aggressive glamour, and open-mindedness."

The event comes to Sydney having travelled around the world, including parties in New York, Miami, Toronto, Berlin, London and Mexico City.

Tickets are on sale now. For more details, click here.