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In the Shoalhaven region there are restrictions on taking alcohol into, or consuming alcohol in, some public spaces.
This is to improve public safety and help prevent anti-social behaviour and crime that may be fueled by alcohol consumption.
We have different alcohol restrictions in different spaces, they are in place so you can have a safe and enjoyable time wherever you are.
It is illegal to consume alcohol in alcohol free zones.
AFZs prohibit the consumption alcohol on specified roads, footpaths and car parks and apply 24 hours a day seven (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. These AFZs include the shaded areas, as marked on the following maps:
APAs prohibit the consumption of alcohol in parks, beaches, reserves and ovals between specified signed hours. However, Alcohol Prohibited Areas may be 24-hours prohibited.
Penalties apply for both alcohol-free zones and alcohol-prohibited areas.
Alcohol Prohibited Areas (APA) between 10pm - 8am.
All public reserves located within the Shoalhaven Local Government Area that are within the care and control of Council (except for booked community halls, showgrounds & clubrooms) are APAs between 10pm - 8am.
Be aware the following spaces are 24-hour Alcohol Prohibited Areas (APA) on these four dates. View these designated spaces within the towns and villages below.
Last updated on 12 April 2021