Types of bans you can be given
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
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
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.