Where you can't drink in Alice Springs and Central Australia

Alice Springs

You can't drink alcohol in public anywhere in Alice Springs town without a special event permit.

The ban applies to all of the following areas:

  • north to near the Motor Vehicle Registry
  • east to include the Ross Highway and the former Chateau Hornsby
  • south to the Adelaide turnoff
  • west to include White Gums and Ilparpa.

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

  • parks
  • streets
  • the Todd River bank
  • the mall.

You can be given a penalty if you are caught drinking in these areas.

Read about buying takeaway alcohol in Alice Springs and Central Australia.

Where you can drink in Alice Springs

You can drink alcohol in:

  • the picnic area at the Telegraph Station
  • licensed pubs, restaurants, clubs
  • private homes
  • private accommodation where you are a guest (such as hotels, motels and caravan parks)
  • at community events that have a special event permit.

Uluru

You can drink alcohol at designated sunset viewing areas.

Yulara

You can only buy alcohol to takeaway, or drink on the premises, if you are a guest at the resort or dining at the resort.

Ti Tree

You cannot drink in public within 2km of any licensed premises, and you cannot buy takeaway alcohol.

Barrow Creek

You cannot drink in public within 2km of any licensed premises, and you cannot buy takeaway alcohol.

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Last updated: 10 May 2018