Proposed outdoor alcohol restrictions in the City of Sydney area

Proposed outdoor alcohol restrictions in the City of Sydney area

Final report

Council adopted the proposed alcohol restrictions in November 2018.

Council resolution

We invite your feedback on new requests for outdoor alcohol restrictions. These restrictions aim to prevent anti-social behaviour by prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in certain areas.

Alcohol-free zones apply to streets. Alcohol-prohibited areas apply to parks and other public places. People found to be drinking within a designated alcohol-free zone or alcohol-prohibited area can have their alcohol confiscated by the police.

Community members and the police have nominated the proposed new sites due to incidences of alcohol related crime and anti-social behaviour.

Your feedback will inform a report for Council. If Council approves this proposal, these restrictions will be in place until 22 March 2020.

Proposed alcohol-free zones

24 hours a day, 7 days a week until March 2020:


Balfour Street (between O'Connor Street and Meagher Street).


Hill Street, Mary's Place, Floods Place, Clare Street, Short Place, Short Street, Maiden Lane, Linden Lane, Patterson Lane and Flinders Street (between Albion Street and Moore Park Road).


Badham Street.

Proposed temporary alcohol-free zones

24 hours a day for New Year's Eve 2018 to 2020 from 31 December to 2 January inclusive:

Sydney CBD

Hickson Road.

How you can give feedback

You can review existing outdoor alcohol restrictions.

You can give your feedback by emailing or by post to Senior Project Manager, Strategic Engagement and Community Relations, Town Hall House Level 7, 456 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

Consultation closes at 5pm on Wednesday 19 September 2018.

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.


Key dates

Public consultation period
20 August to 19 September 2018


Safe City

02 9265 9333

Last updated: Tuesday, 4 December 2018