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Alcohol bans and alcohol ban maps
We adopted the Alcohol Control Bylaw in 2014. The bylaw provides a single Auckland wide approach for introducing alcohol bans.
Permanent alcohol bans
Alcohol is banned in some public places in Auckland, like parks and streets, at certain times.
During the hours of a ban you cannot drink, possess or bring alcohol into those public places. These rules also apply if you are in a vehicle.
Some bans are in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Other bans are in place only at night-time or during daylight savings.
The bans aim to reduce crime and disorder in public places.
Temporary alcohol bans
Temporary alcohol bans are sometimes put in place for major events to ensure the event is a safe place for everyone to enjoy.
Temporary alcohol bans are publicised before the event and there will be signs at the event itself.
Recurring temporary event alcohol bans
Recurring temporary event alcohol bans automatically apply for all major events at:
- Auckland Domain
- Eden Park
- Mount Smart Stadium
- Western Springs Stadium and Outer Fields.
These bans include fan trails. Fan trails are an official route for event attendees to walk to an event venue.
Get a copy of Alcohol ban map — event-based temporary alcohol bans
The police enforce alcohol bans to help make our communities and public places safer.
Police officers will issue a fine for a breach of an alcohol ban.
They can issue a fine:
- instantly (without arrest)
- after an arrest for breaching the alcohol ban
- by post, after the breach has occurred.
Exceptions to alcohol bans
Alcohol bans do not apply to:
- Licensed premises. For example, buying alcohol at an outdoor event that holds a special license or drinking while dining on the footpath at a restaurant holding a 'BYO' alcohol on-licence.
- Transporting alcohol in an unopened container in certain circumstances. For example, moving alcohol from a supermarket to your home.
Alcohol ban areas
You can view alcohol ban locations using
Click on the Legend option on the top-left of the page. Then click on the down arrow for Bylaws.
Use the zoom option to locate alcohol ban areas.
The maps on this page show alcohol ban locations by local board area.
If you don't know your local board, use the address search.
We have found no match for your search.
- Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
- Do you live in a flat, unit, apartment or right of way?
Type your unit or apartment number before your property address.
e.g. 2A/435 New North Road Kingsland
- Contact us if you're still having trouble.
|Event permits||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/event-permits||Event permits||Check if you need an event permit and find out how to apply for one.||aspx||Event permit|
|Open a business that sells alcohol||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/business-licences/alcohol-licences-fines/open-business-sells-alcohol||Open a business that sells alcohol||Apply for a an alcohol on-licence, off-licence, club licence or temporary authority.||aspx||Alcohol licensing|
|Alcohol Control Bylaw 2014||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/bylaws/Pages/alcohol-control-bylaw.aspx||Alcohol Control Bylaw 2014||This bylaw provides the structure for creating alcohol bans. Individual boards use it to make decisions about local bans.||aspx||Bylaw|
|Local Alcohol Policy||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-policies/Pages/draft-local-alcohol-policy.aspx||Local Alcohol Policy||The Local Alcohol Policy outlines the location, number and trading hours for alcohol businesses in different areas. It is presently under appeal.||aspx|
|Licensing trusts in west Auckland||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/alcohol-bans-policies/Pages/licensing-trusts-west-auckland.aspx||Licensing trusts in west Auckland||Find out what alcohol licensing trusts do and how they operate.||aspx|
|Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/topic-based-plans-strategies/community-social-development-plans/Pages/alcohol-harm-reduction-strategy.aspx||Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy||Information about Auckland Council's Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy to ensure there is minimal risk of community harm from alcohol-related activities.||aspx||Budgets