Alcohol penalties and offences: residents
This page has information about penalties you can be given for alcohol offences under the law.
Penalties for consuming alcohol in a dry area without a special event permit including all of the following:
- confiscation or tip-out of alcohol by police
- on-the-spot fines and further monetary penalties
- a possible ban from drinking.
To find out more about penalty units and fines, go to the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice website.
Penalties if you are over 18 years old
|Breach of a private restricted area||20 penalty units and seizure of alcohol|
|Breach of a general restricted area||100 penalty units or 6 months jail|
|Breach of a special restricted area||100 penalty units or 6 months jail|
|Breach of a regulated place||5 penalty units and seizure of alcohol|
|Breach of interim alcohol protected area||If you:|
Last updated: 15 August 2022
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