Proposed outdoor alcohol restrictions in the City of Sydney area

Proposed outdoor alcohol restrictions in the City of Sydney area


In response to community and NSW Police Force requests, we've established alcohol-free zones and alcohol-prohibited areas.

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We invite your feedback on proposed outdoor alcohol restrictions that have been nominated for the City of Sydney local area. 

These sites were proposed by NSW Police Force, residents and local businesses to help prevent alcohol related anti-social behaviour and crime in public places.

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 with the authority to tip out or confiscate alcohol. There are no fines associated with the offence.

Outdoor alcohol restrictions help the City create and maintain well-designed streets and public spaces that are safe and attractive for everyone to enjoy.

Outdoor alcohol restrictions are not related to the NSW Government's lockout laws and do not affect licensed premises. The City is a strong supporter of the night-time economy and the thousands of businesses that contribute to our safe, diverse and vibrant nightlife. 

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.

The proposed restrictions can be viewed in the map below.

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How you can give feedback

You can give your feedback by completing an online feedback form. 

Online form

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 4 October 2019.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your submission.

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
4 September to 4 October 2019


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Last updated: Thursday, 20 February 2020