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: 16 August 2018