An Alcohol Free Zone (AFZ) is a designated area in which the consumption of alcohol is not allowed 7 days a week, 24 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 for example on public roads, footpaths or in public car parks. 

Land including public parks and reserves cannot be included in an AFZ, but the consumption of alcohol in parks and reserves is  prohibited in the Blue Mountains under s632 of the Local Government Act.

There are currently 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

Maps of these Alcohol Free Zones are available at the right hand side of this page.

For further information contact Council on 4780 5000.