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Ture ā-Rohe Tokonga Mana Waipiro 2014

Alcohol Control Bylaw 2014

The Alcohol Control Bylaw aims to reduce alcohol-related harm by controlling the consumption or possession of alcohol in public places.

You should know

We are reviewing this bylaw to make sure it meets the needs of Aucklanders, now and in the future.

You can find out about the proposed changes to the Bylaw and provide feedback at

There are no changes proposed to existing permanent alcohol bans, which will continue to apply.

We will let you know of the outcome when the review is finished.

​What the Alcohol Control Bylaw does

The bylaw establishes the structure to make alcohol bans.

Alcohol bans prohibit drinking alcohol in public places during particular times.

The bylaw includes criteria to help decide whether to adopt an alcohol ban, based on the requirements of the Local Government Act 2002.

Who has authority to make alcohol bans

Local boards have the delegated authority to make decisions about local alcohol bans.

Alcohol bans in areas of regional significance are made by the Governing Body of Auckland Council.

All alcohol bans are enforced by the police.

Find more information about current alcohol bans, including area maps on this page: Alcohol bans and licencing trusts.

Get a copy of the Alcohol Control Bylaw