An Alcohol Free Zone (AFZs) is a designated area in which the consumption of alcohol is not allowed seven days a week, twenty four hours a day.

AFZs can assist in the prevention of disorderly behaviour caused by the consumption of alcohol in public places, which can help to improve public safety.  

An AFZ can be located adjacent to outlets supplying alcohol where drinkers congregate. Other places where AFZs can apply are public roads, footpaths or public car parks. 

Land including private car parks, public parks and reserves cannot be included in an AFZ however; the consumption of alcohol in parks and reserves is currently prohibited in the Blue Mountains under Section 632 of the Local Government Act.

There are currently eight (8) Alcohol Free Zones across the City which are in force until 20 December 2021:

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

Please download maps of these Alcohol Free Zones at the right hand side of this page.

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