What is an Alcohol-Free Zone?
An alcohol- free zone is an area where it is illegal to consume alcohol 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Any person seen drinking in an alcohol- free zone may have the alcohol in their possession immediately seized and tipped out or otherwise disposed of by Police. Once established each alcohol- free zone is in place for a maximum of four years.
Wollondilly Shire Council uses alcohol- free zones in some areas to prevent street drinking and improve public safety. The zones minimise the chances of disorderly behaviour and alcohol related crime on the streets. These zones are part of a program to discourage irresponsible alcohol consumption that involves the Wollondilly Shire Council, NSW Police and the local community.
Find an Alcohol Free Zone
1. Click "Modules" (the computer icon).
2. Select General.
3. Zoom in to search desired area.
Download a list of alcohol free zones.
Request an Alcohol Free Zone
If you wish to request an alcohol free zone please fill in the Request an Alcohol Free Zone Form. Your submission does not guarantee the requested zone will become an alcohol free zone. Council will be in contact to update you on the outcome.
What is the Difference Between an Alcohol Free Zone and an Alcohol Prohibited Zone?
An Alcohol Prohibited Area is a public place or part of a public place such as a park or reserve that has been established by Council and where the consumption of alcohol is prohibited. In the Wollondilly we have a number of parks and reserves where alcohol is prohibited between the hours of 8pm and 6am.
Alcohol Prohibited Areas:
- Gordon Lewis Oval
- Appin Park
- Bargo Sportsground
- Douglas Park Sportsground
- Wills Park
- Hume Oval and Botanic Gardens
- Picton Sportsground
- Victoria Park
- Emmet Park
- W.S Williams Park
- Barralier Park
- Memorial Park
- Warragamba Civic Park
- Warragamba Memorial Park
- Warragamba Town Hall
You can also download our Alcohol Prohibited Areas Map.
Alcohol Free Zone FAQ's
Wollondilly Shire Council uses alcohol-free zones in some areas to prevent street drinking and improve public safety. The zones minimise the chances of disorderly behaviour and alcohol related crime on the streets. These zones are part of a program to discourage irresponsible alcohol consumption that involves the Wollondilly Shire Council, NSW Police and the local community.
You can see a map of the alcohol free zones within the page content located above.
The below alcohol free zones are active from 2021 to 2025.
- List of alcohol free zones
- Alcohol free zone maps
- Appin alcohol free zone map (Updated map September 2021)
- Silverdale alcohol free zone map (New zone September 2021)
- Tahmoor alcohol free zone (updated map September 2021)
Once established each alcohol-free zone is in place for a maximum of four years.
Yes. You can carry alcohol through a zone if the bottle is unopened. Make sure your liquor is stored in a bag.
Only if the event is licensed. Any event held in a public place must have a liquor license if people want to consume alcohol. If the event is not licensed, the normal rules apply for alcohol-free zones.
No. You cannot consume alcohol in a vehicle parked in alcohol-free zone.
Call the Police if you see people drinking in a public place and they are participating in anti-social behaviour or look like they might do so.
Call Council on (02) 4677 1100 or email email@example.com.
If a Police Officer reasonably suspects that you are drinking, have been drinking, or are about to drink alcohol, Police can seize and dispose of that liquor. It will not be given back to you. If you do not comply with these enforcements, you can be charged with obstruction under Section 660 of the Local Government Act which carries a maximum penalty of $2,200.