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Alcohol Restricted Areas

In Blayney Shire there are restrictions on taking alcohol into or consuming alcohol in some public places. The intention is to prevent anti-social behavior caused by the consumption of alcohol and to improve public safety.

Types of restrictions

Alcohol Free Zones (AFZ) prohibit the consumption alcohol on specified roads, footpaths and car parks and apply 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Alcohol Free Zones are intended to prevent street drinking and improve public safety by minimizing chances of anti-social behavior and alcohol-related crime on the streets.

Alcohol Prohibited Areas (APA) prohibit the consumption of alcohol in parks, beaches, reserves and ovals between specified signed hours. However, Alcohol Prohibited Areas may be 24 hour prohibited.

In June 2009 Council resolved for the establishment of Alcohol Prohibited Areas in Heritage and Carrington Parks and the grounds surrounding CentrePoint, Blayney between the hours of 9pm and 8am.

If a person is found to be consuming alcohol in an Alcohol Free Zone or in an Alcohol Free Area (when it is in force), the alcohol can be confiscated on the spot and tipped out. If a person refuses to comply with a Police Officer or an Authorised Officer of Council’s request to hand over their alcohol, they can be issued with a penalty infringement notice of over $2,000.

Alcohol Prohibited Areas Map

Last modified: 16 Dec 2021