Where you can't drink in the NT

Where you can't drink in Tennant Creek

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 Tennant Creek town.

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

  • parks
  • reserves
  • car parks
  • ovals
  • streets - see map below.

Alcohol is also totally banned in town camps.

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 buying takeaway alcohol in Tennant Creek.

Map of area in Tennant Creek where drinking is totally banned.

Map showing outline of Tennant Creek town boundaries, includes all areas within the boundaries starting at the junction with Warrego Road and the Stuart Highway, along the Stuart Highway and following the boundary of the airport, past Chariot Mine to the railway line, along the edge of the railway line, including the Railway Station, until the railway line meets the Stuart Highway, across the Stuart Highway and heading towards the Golf Club, along the front of the Golf Club and back towards the Battery Hill Mining Centre, along the back of the mining centre and along Kaczinsky Road, including the Speedway, returning to the Warrego Road and the Stuart Highway junction.

Where you can drink

You can drink alcohol in all of the following places:

  • licensed bars, clubs and restaurants
  • private homes - except where voluntary restrictions in place.
  • community events that have a special event permit.

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Last updated: 21 December 2019

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