Apply for outdoor alcohol restrictions in the City of Sydney area

Apply for outdoor alcohol restrictions in the City of Sydney area


Applications for the 2019 round have now closed. The applications will be on exhibition in mid to late 2019 for public comment.

We’re responsible for creating and maintaining well-designed streets and public spaces that are safe and attractive for residents, workers and visitors.

We’re seeking applications for alcohol-free zones and alcohol-prohibited areas in the City of Sydney local area. All current outdoor alcohol restrictions in the city expire in March 2020.

All applications will be placed on public exhibition for 4 weeks. We will consider the applications, public feedback, crime statistics and advice from NSW Police Force and other key stakeholders.

Recommendations will be presented to Council for endorsement in late 2019.

Outdoor alcohol restrictions are used in public places to help prevent alcohol-related antisocial behaviour and crime.

Alcohol-free zones apply to public roads and footpaths. Alcohol-prohibited areas apply to parks and civic spaces.

These designated public areas provide NSW Police Force with the authority to tip out or confiscate alcohol. There are no fines associated with the offence.

We propose to establish alcohol-free zones or alcohol-prohibited areas for up to 4 years. These can also be established on a temporary basis for special events.

How you can apply

You can apply for new outdoor alcohol restrictions online. A separate application is required for each zone or area. 

Online form

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 23 June 2019

Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the City of Sydney officer listed in contacts.

If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service  on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

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Key dates

Public consultation period
Friday 24 May to Sunday 23 June 2019


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02 9265 9333


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Last updated: Sunday, 23 June 2019