Where you can't drink in the NT

Where you can't drink in Mataranka

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't drink alcohol in public anywhere within 2km of any licensed premises in the town of Mataranka.

This means you can't drink alcohol in all of the following places:

  • the Stan Martin Park
  • on the streets
  • in front of the supermarket
  • at the showgrounds
  • sports oval
  • airstrip - see map below.

There are signs at the town boundary that tell you where drinking is banned, and you can be given a penalty if you are caught drinking in the area.

Read about the rules for buying takeaway alcohol in Mataranka.

Map describing the area of Mataranka where you can't drink.

Map showing outline of Mataranka official town boundaries with an insert of the township, includes all areas within the boundaries as well as Mataranka Primary School, Mataranka Police Station, Mataranka Health Centre, Ginty Airstrip, Mataranka supermarket, Stan Martin Park, the race grounds and sports grounds.

Where you can drink

You can drink alcohol in all of the following places:

  • licensed pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • in private homes, except in prescribed town camps and/or communities.

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Last updated: 20 December 2019

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