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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.
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.
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 of the dates and spaces that are 24-hours APAs each year across the Shoalhaven region.
Last updated on 24 September 2020
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Shoalhaven City Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land in which we live and work and their continuing cultural connections to land and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, culture, traditions and hopes of the future.