Where you can't drink in the NT

Where you can't drink in Nhulunbuy and East Arnhem

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.

Nhulunbuy (Gove)

You can't buy takeaway alcohol without a liquor permit.

This means you cannot drink alcohol in public and community places.

You can be given a penalty if you are caught drinking in this area without a liquor permit.

Where you can drink alcohol in Nhulunbuy

You can still drink alcohol in licensed bars, clubs and restaurants.

Read about buying takeaway alcohol in the East Arnhem region.

Grooyte Eylandt

You can only drink alcohol in all of the following:

  • licensed premises
  • in the home of a liquor permit holder.

You can only apply for a permit if you are a resident of Alyangula or Umbakumba.

Read about applying for a liquor permit.

Rest of East Arnhem

You need a liquor permit to buy and drink takeaway alcohol within the East Arnhem area.

Read about applying for a liquor permit.

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Last updated: 20 December 2019

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