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Alcohol bans

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Current alcohol bans

Alcohol has been banned from some public places in Auckland to encourage a safe and welcoming environment.

In some places drinking or carrying alcohol is banned, in other streets and parks, carrying alcohol is permitted but drinking alcohol is banned.

The bans are in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week in some places; in others they are only at night time or during daylight savings.

See the alcohol ban maps.

Temporary alcohol bans

Temporary alcohol bans are sometimes put in place for major events to ensure the event is safe for everyone to enjoy.

We will let you know of temporary alcohol bans on all event information before the event. There will also be signs at the event itself.

Examples of event-based alcohol bans

  • Christmas in the Park in the Auckland Domain.
  • Warkworth Kowhai Festival.

Enforcing 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.

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