www.nt.gov.au/justice AREAS in Alice Springs: More information on DRINKING IN PUBLIC 89518452 or go to the website www.nt.gov.au/justice. For more information contact Licensing and Regulation on what you need to know contact details Alice SpringS public in Drinking in www.licensingapplications.nt.gov.au Highway, Alice Springs or by downloading from the website Business Centre, Peter Sitzler Building, 67 North Stuart Applications for permits are available from the Territory that allows consumption of alcohol in a public restricted area. The organisers of events and functions can apply for a permit and sporting events and weddings, with a special permit. at events and functions such as public festivals, community Alcohol can be consumed in the area covered by the decision Applying for a permit Drinking in public in Alice Springs – what you need to know background What does this all mean? Where you can drink To help tackle anti-social behaviour and The decision means people are not allowed to These are the places you can drink in public alcohol-related problems in Alice Springs, drink alcohol in public areas without a permit without a permit: the Alice Springs Town Council applied to (see back page on how to apply for a permit). the NT Licensing Commission to make the Public areas include parks, streets and the river. • licensed and private premises (homes) town a public restricted area. The declaration covers the area bordered by: • the picnic area at the Telegraph The Alice Springs community has been Station Reserve. frustrated and concerned about alcohol • North near to the Motor Vehicle Registry misuse issues and public safety and residents • East to include the Ross Highway and the What are the penalties? have widely expressed their concerns. former Chateau Hornsby The public restricted area will be enforced On 9 May 2007, the Commission declared • South to the Adelaide turnoff and by the police. a public restricted area over the town. • West to include White Gums and Ilparpa. The penalties for consuming alcohol in a This declaration takes effect from public restricted area without a permit are: 1 August 2007. See the map on the inside of this pamphlet. • Confiscation or ‘tip out’ of alcohol by police In making the decision, the Commission took into account the need to minimise The area covered by the decision will be • On the spot fine of $100 or alcohol related harm in Alice Springs and the clearly identified with signs. This entire area • Taken to court where the maximum fine is public interest including the need to protect is now called a Public Restricted Area. $500. The court also has the power to make community well being and harmony. There will be also signage at public areas a prohibition order – which can prohibit or such as parks, and the river bed to make limit the person’s access to alcohol. clear where no drinking is allowed. Alcohol can still be consumed in licensed premises and in private residences. However, should you wish for your house to be alcohol-free, you can apply to Licensing and Regulation for assistance to get your house declared alcohol restricted. The Alice Springs public restricted Area Motor Vehicle West Macdonnell Registry National Park End of the Flynn’s sealed road Grave Simpsons Gap Emily Gap Ilparpa Honeymoon Gap Adelaide turnoff Airport Roe Creek restricted Areas - what to look for This symbol (right) shows you where you cannot drink in Alice Springs. Look for the signs which have this symbol. Star denotes notable landmark From 1 August 2007 – no drinking in designated public places in Alice Springs.