Alcohol restrictions review

Contributions to this consultation are now closed. A report outlining the outcomes of consultation and proposed changes to alcohol restrictions has been submitted to Council. It is available here.

The City of Sydney is reviewing all alcohol restrictions in our local government area. As part of the review we are consulting the community and stakeholders from 12 January to 11 February 2016.

Alcohol restrictions aim to prevent anti-social behaviour by prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in public spaces. People found drinking in an alcohol free zone or alcohol prohibited areas can have their alcohol confiscated by police.

Alcohol free zones apply to streets. Alcohol prohibited areas apply to parks and other public spaces.

The review involves renewing or removing existing restrictions which you can view on the local area command maps and lists on this page.

For approved zones and areas, the restrictions will apply 24 hours a day, seven days per week from 2016 to 2020. There are also some temporary restrictions proposed for major events. We're proposing to align all restrictions with a common expiry date.

Please provide your comments in writing before 5pm Thursday 11th February 2016.

Consultation across all of the alcohol free zones and prohibited areas will be undertaken before a recommendation is made to Council to continue or remove any of these restrictions.

Submissions marked 'Review of alcohol restriction zones' can be sent to:

Chief Executive Officer
Attention: Lisa Simone, City of Sydney
GPO Box 1591 Sydney NSW 2001
Submissions can also be emailed to lsimone@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

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Contributions to this consultation are now closed. A report outlining the outcomes of consultation and proposed changes to alcohol restrictions has been submitted to Council. It is available here.

The City of Sydney is reviewing all alcohol restrictions in our local government area. As part of the review we are consulting the community and stakeholders from 12 January to 11 February 2016.

Alcohol restrictions aim to prevent anti-social behaviour by prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in public spaces. People found drinking in an alcohol free zone or alcohol prohibited areas can have their alcohol confiscated by police.

Alcohol free zones apply to streets. Alcohol prohibited areas apply to parks and other public spaces.

The review involves renewing or removing existing restrictions which you can view on the local area command maps and lists on this page.

For approved zones and areas, the restrictions will apply 24 hours a day, seven days per week from 2016 to 2020. There are also some temporary restrictions proposed for major events. We're proposing to align all restrictions with a common expiry date.

Please provide your comments in writing before 5pm Thursday 11th February 2016.

Consultation across all of the alcohol free zones and prohibited areas will be undertaken before a recommendation is made to Council to continue or remove any of these restrictions.

Submissions marked 'Review of alcohol restriction zones' can be sent to:

Chief Executive Officer
Attention: Lisa Simone, City of Sydney
GPO Box 1591 Sydney NSW 2001
Submissions can also be emailed to lsimone@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Request an accessible format

If you are not able to access a document due to vision impairment or other print disability, please request an alternative format like braille or audio.



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  • Consultation update - lockout laws

    5 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who has given feedback over the last few days. We'd like to clarify that this consultation relates to alcohol restrictions in the City of Sydney local government area which prohibit alcohol consumption in public places including streets and parks. The lockout laws are an initiative of the NSW State Government and administered through Liquor & Gaming NSW. Please follow the links to get in contact with Liquor & Gaming NSW.

    Thank you to everyone who has given feedback over the last few days. We'd like to clarify that this consultation relates to alcohol restrictions in the City of Sydney local government area which prohibit alcohol consumption in public places including streets and parks. The lockout laws are an initiative of the NSW State Government and administered through Liquor & Gaming NSW. Please follow the links to get in contact with Liquor & Gaming NSW.