Town centres you can be banned from


Changes to the NT Liquor Act

On 1 October 2019, liquor laws changed in the Northern Territory (NT).

The information below is currently under review.

For more up to date information, contact Licensing NT.

You can be banned from the Northern Territory's (NT) central business districts if you do any of the following near bars, clubs or restaurants:

  • cause alcohol-fuelled violence
  • are involved in a crime
  • display anti-social behaviour
  • refuse to leave the premises.

The area  you can be banned from is known as a designated area.

The central business district (CBD) of Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs are all designated areas under the law.

How long you can be banned for

You can be banned for either:

  • up to 48 hours by the police
  • or by a court for up to a year.

Find out more about the types of bans you can be given.

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Last updated: 05 June 2015

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