Town centres you can be banned from

Types of bans you can be given

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.

Being banned for 48 hours

If you have committed an offence, or the police believe you are going to commit an offence, you can be banned from a designated area for up to 48 hours by the police.

You can be banned from either:

  • the whole area
  • or the bars, clubs and restaurants in the area.

You can go to the area if you live or work there.

A banning notice does not ban you from all designated areas in the Northern Territory (NT).

Being banned for up to 12 months

If you are guilty of a specified offence, or have been banned from the same area more than once, a court can give you an exclusion order.

This has the same conditions as a banning notice, but lasts for up to 12 months.

Breaking a banning notice or exclusion order

You can be given an infringement notice (fine) if you are either:

  • in the area
  • in a bar, club or restaurant you are banned from.

Read about alcohol offences and penalties.

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Last updated: 05 June 2015

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