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 all of the following places within 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
  • in private homes
  • 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: 28 November 2017