Alcohol is banned in some public places in Auckland, like parks and streets. This aims to reduce crime and disorderly behaviour.
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 or during daylight savings.
if alcohol is banned in your area.
Enforcing alcohol bans
The police enforce alcohol bans to help make our communities and public places safer. Police officers have the authority to remove alcohol, issue a fine, or arrest any person who refuses to comply with the
Alcohol Control Bylaw.
Illegal drugs, especially methamphetamine (also known as 'P'), cause wide-ranging harm to the user, their whānau, friends and the wider community.
If you see someone using drugs and they look like they may be at risk of harming themselves or others, phone the police on 111.
If you see someone you suspect is selling drugs, contact the police on 105 or make an anonymous report to
Crime Stoppers by phoning
0800 555 111.
Needle exchanges provide access to sterile needles and safe disposal of used ones.
10 East Street, Newton
09 356 7373
605D Great South Road, Manukau
09 263 0344
New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC)
Unit 3/2 Canada St, Newton
09 366 6106
Unichem Eden Quarter Pharmacy
Level 2, 296A Dominion Road, Mt Eden
09 630 0388
If you are concerned about alcohol and drug use in your community, visit these sites for advice and information about available services: