Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas

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The principal objective of an Alcohol Free Zone is to prevent disorderly behaviour caused by the consumption of alcohol in public areas to improve public safety. Alcohol Free Zones can only be established by Councils in accordance with Ministerial Guidelines and the Local Government Act and under consultation and endorsement by Police and apply only to roads and roadways. 

All Alcohol Free Zones in the Camden Local Government Area have been established in adherence with this process. Current Alcohol Free Zones are established for a period of four years. Alcohol Free Zones are enforced by Police. Any person observed to be drinking in an Alcohol Free Zone may have the alcohol in their possession immediately seized and tipped out or otherwise disposed of.

There is evidence that when Alcohol Free Zones are established in appropriate areas and operated with the required level of resources to enforce the zones that they are an effective tool in assisting Police and Council manage public safety.
To view maps of established Alcohol Free Zones, click on the below links:

Any new Alcohol Free Zones need to undergo a consultation process. To request establishment of a new Alcohol Free Zone, contact Camden Council's Community and Road Safety Officer on 4645 5046 or via email.

Alcohol Prohibited Areas apply to Council's Parks and Reserves. Council can establish a park or reserve as an Alcohol Prohibited Area if there is a demonstrated history of alcohol related issues at the location. Each site is assessed individually and in consultation with Camden Local Area Command. To request establishment of a new Alcohol Prohibited Area, please contact Council's Community and Road Safety Officer on 4645 5046 or via email.