Alcohol Free Areas
December 2019 - November 2023
The Local Government Act, with some restrictions, allows councils, in consultation with the local Police, business, community organisations and residents to impose Alcohol Free Zones on public streets, and to prohibit the consumption of alcohol in parks.
This only can only happen by way of a Council resolution to that effect, followed by a period of public exhibition.
The Zones and the prohibited areas are established under Section 644, 644A, and 644B, and Section 632, respectively, of the Local Government Act, 1993.
Currently, Alcohol Free Zones (Streets) and Alcohol Prohibited Areas (Parks) allow for confiscation and disposal of alcohol, and a $200 fine if judged to be obstructing the Police.
The maps below show Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas which are restricted as described above to the end of Nov 2023 when Council will re-consider the matter and again consult with the community.
Liquor Accords in NSW are industry-based partnerships working in local communities to introduce practical solutions to liquor-related problems.
The Harbourside North Liquor Accord, link below, is an agreement between licensees, and is supported by North Sydney Council, and the police of the Harbourside Local Area Command covering North Sydney and Mosman (LGAs).
Its aims are:
- responsible service of alcohol
- improved safety and security
- commitment to being a good neighbour, and
- co-operation with all accord stakeholders, including police and the community to improve local outcomes.
The Harbourside North Liquor Accord has a strengthened commitment to reducing problems associated with drunken and anti-social behaviour.