Blue Mountains City Council

Alcohol Free Zones

An Alcohol Free Zone is a designated area in which the consumption of alcohol is prohibited seven days a week, twenty four hours a day.

Alcohol Free Zones promote the use of particular roads, footpaths and car parks in safety and without interference from irresponsible street drinkers. Alcohol Free Zones are only effective if part of a broader Community Safety strategy.

Places that are public roads or car parks (on public or Crown land) may be included in a Zone. Other land including private car parks, parks and reserves cannot be included. An Alcohol Free Zone is generally located adjacent to outlets supplying alcohol where drinkers congregate. Please note that most parks and reserves are already covered by Section 632 of the Local Government Act prohibiting alcohol consumption in these areas.

Only certain people or groups may make an application. These are: a representative of a local Community Group; a police officer stationed locally; or a person living or working in the area. The Council itself may also make an application.

Council has eight (8) Alcohol Free Zones across the City which are in force from 20 December 2013 to 20 December 2017. These are:

  • Katoomba
  • Wentworth Falls
  • Lawson
  • Hazelbrook
  • Springwood
  • Mount Riverview
  • Blaxland
  • Blaxland East

Please download maps of these Alcohol Free Zones at right.

For further information on Alcohol Free Zones please contact Council on (02) 4780 5000.