Alcohol-free zones and prohibited areas

Alcohol restrictions aim to prevent antisocial behaviour by prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in public spaces. Alcohol-free zones apply to streets. Alcohol prohibited areas apply to parks and other public places.

NSW Police Force is responsible for enforcing alcohol-free zones and alcohol prohibited areas in the city. People found to be drinking within a designated alcohol-free zone or alcohol prohibited area can have their alcohol confiscated by the police.

Proposed alcohol-free zones

These alcohol-free zones are proposed from 21 December 2017 to 22 March 2020, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the police local area commands listed below.

Kings Cross

  • Cowper Wharf Roadway
  • Lincoln Crescent
  • Ice Street
  • Barcom Avenue
  • Victoria Street (from McDonald Lane to Grantham Street)

Redfern

  • Regent Street (from Lawson Square to Cleveland Street)
  • Cleveland Street (from Elizabeth Street to Abercrombie Street)

Surry Hills

  • Wentworth Avenue
  • Elizabeth Street (from Liverpool Street to Albion Street)
  • Riley Street (from Oxford Street to Foveaux Street)
  • Foveaux Street (from Bourke Street to Elizabeth Street)
  • Devonshire Street (from Crown Street to Chalmers Street)
  • Alexander Lane
  • Little Oxford Street
  • Selwyn Street (from Napier Street to Albion Street)
  • Little Selwyn Street
  • Little Napier Street

Newtown

  • King Street (from Church Street to Newman Street)

Sydney City

  • Yurong Parkway

Proposed alcohol prohibited areas

These alcohol prohibited areas are proposed from 21 December 2017 to 22 March 2020, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the police local area commands listed below.

Kings Cross

  • Green Park
  • O’Briens Lane Reserve
  • John Armstrong Reserve
  • Macleay Reserve
  • Ronald Shores Reserve
  • Arthur Reserve
  • Daffodil Park

Leichhardt

  • Jubilee Park Playground
  • Harold Park Playground

Surry Hills

  • Selwyn Street Closure

Sydney City

  • Pirrama Park Playground
  • Railway Square (bus interchange)
  • St Bartholomews Park

Temporary alcohol-free zones

These temporary alcohol-free zones are proposed for the Rugby 7s tournament from 26 to 28 January 2018, 24 hours a day for the police local area commands listed below.

Surry Hills

  • Moore Park Road (from Greens Road to Cook Road)
  • Oxford Street (from Greens Road to 435 Oxford Street)
  • Greens Road (from Oxford Street to Moore Park Road)
  • Oatley Road
  • Regent Street
  • Regent Lane
  • Renny Street
  • Stewart Street
  • Gordon Street
  • Bent Street
  • Elizabeth Street

Temporary alcohol prohibited areas

These temporary alcohol prohibited areas are proposed for New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2017 to 1 January 2018, and for consecutive years until 2020 – to apply 24 hours a day for the police local area command listed below.

Kings Cross

  • Embarkation Park
  • Arthur McElhone Reserve

Timed alcohol prohibited areas

These timed alcohol prohibited areas are proposed from 21 December 2017 to 22 March 2020 from 10pm to 10am, 7 days a week for the police local area commands and event listed below.

New Year’s Eve

31 December and 1 January each year (24 hours a day) are exceptions.

Sydney City

  • Giba Park
  • Pirrama Park

Leichhardt

  • Glebe Foreshore Parklands which covers:
  • Federal Park
  • Bicentennial Park
  • Harold Park
  • Glebe Foreshore Walk (including Blackwattle Bay Park)
  • Pope Paul VI Reserve
  • Tram Stop Reserve
  • Jubilee Park and Oval

Provide your feedback

You can give your feedback on the proposal in writing by email to alcoholrestrictions@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or by post to:

Safe City Manager
GPO Box 1591
Sydney 2001

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 27 October 2017.

Alcohol restrictions aim to prevent antisocial behaviour by prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in public spaces. Alcohol-free zones apply to streets. Alcohol prohibited areas apply to parks and other public places.

NSW Police Force is responsible for enforcing alcohol-free zones and alcohol prohibited areas in the city. People found to be drinking within a designated alcohol-free zone or alcohol prohibited area can have their alcohol confiscated by the police.

Proposed alcohol-free zones

These alcohol-free zones are proposed from 21 December 2017 to 22 March 2020, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the police local area commands listed below.

Kings Cross

  • Cowper Wharf Roadway
  • Lincoln Crescent
  • Ice Street
  • Barcom Avenue
  • Victoria Street (from McDonald Lane to Grantham Street)

Redfern

  • Regent Street (from Lawson Square to Cleveland Street)
  • Cleveland Street (from Elizabeth Street to Abercrombie Street)

Surry Hills

  • Wentworth Avenue
  • Elizabeth Street (from Liverpool Street to Albion Street)
  • Riley Street (from Oxford Street to Foveaux Street)
  • Foveaux Street (from Bourke Street to Elizabeth Street)
  • Devonshire Street (from Crown Street to Chalmers Street)
  • Alexander Lane
  • Little Oxford Street
  • Selwyn Street (from Napier Street to Albion Street)
  • Little Selwyn Street
  • Little Napier Street

Newtown

  • King Street (from Church Street to Newman Street)

Sydney City

  • Yurong Parkway

Proposed alcohol prohibited areas

These alcohol prohibited areas are proposed from 21 December 2017 to 22 March 2020, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the police local area commands listed below.

Kings Cross

  • Green Park
  • O’Briens Lane Reserve
  • John Armstrong Reserve
  • Macleay Reserve
  • Ronald Shores Reserve
  • Arthur Reserve
  • Daffodil Park

Leichhardt

  • Jubilee Park Playground
  • Harold Park Playground

Surry Hills

  • Selwyn Street Closure

Sydney City

  • Pirrama Park Playground
  • Railway Square (bus interchange)
  • St Bartholomews Park

Temporary alcohol-free zones

These temporary alcohol-free zones are proposed for the Rugby 7s tournament from 26 to 28 January 2018, 24 hours a day for the police local area commands listed below.

Surry Hills

  • Moore Park Road (from Greens Road to Cook Road)
  • Oxford Street (from Greens Road to 435 Oxford Street)
  • Greens Road (from Oxford Street to Moore Park Road)
  • Oatley Road
  • Regent Street
  • Regent Lane
  • Renny Street
  • Stewart Street
  • Gordon Street
  • Bent Street
  • Elizabeth Street

Temporary alcohol prohibited areas

These temporary alcohol prohibited areas are proposed for New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2017 to 1 January 2018, and for consecutive years until 2020 – to apply 24 hours a day for the police local area command listed below.

Kings Cross

  • Embarkation Park
  • Arthur McElhone Reserve

Timed alcohol prohibited areas

These timed alcohol prohibited areas are proposed from 21 December 2017 to 22 March 2020 from 10pm to 10am, 7 days a week for the police local area commands and event listed below.

New Year’s Eve

31 December and 1 January each year (24 hours a day) are exceptions.

Sydney City

  • Giba Park
  • Pirrama Park

Leichhardt

  • Glebe Foreshore Parklands which covers:
  • Federal Park
  • Bicentennial Park
  • Harold Park
  • Glebe Foreshore Walk (including Blackwattle Bay Park)
  • Pope Paul VI Reserve
  • Tram Stop Reserve
  • Jubilee Park and Oval

Provide your feedback

You can give your feedback on the proposal in writing by email to alcoholrestrictions@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or by post to:

Safe City Manager
GPO Box 1591
Sydney 2001

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 27 October 2017.