Alcohol and drugs

Alcohol and drugs

NYE alcohol restrictions




We want everyone to have a safe and happy New Year's Eve. Several temporary alcohol prohibited areas will be in place from 31 December 2014 until 2 January 2015.


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Addressing drug and alcohol issues

Residents, businesses, the police and other stakeholders have joined the City of Sydney to make the local area as safe as possible.

Addressing drug and alcohol issues is a complex task that requires a multi-layered approach.

Community awareness through education, neighbourhood projects and safe urban design all contribute towards this effort.

The City's response

The City has a long and proud history of working with licensed premises to increase safety in and around these venues. Alcohol-free zones are just one of our alcohol safety strategies used to address alcohol-related issues.

We also support a harm-minimisation approach to drugs in our strategy, with the major focus on the protection of locals, visitors, businesses and people who use drugs.

Last updated: Monday, 22 December 2014