Alcohol free zones

alcohol-free-zones.jpg Council has alcohol-free zones in the following areas:

  • Tweed Heads
  • Tweed Heads South
  • Kingscliff
  • Salt
  • Cabarita Beach
  • Murwillumbah

The enforcement of alcohol-free zones in the Tweed is the responsibility of the NSW Police Force. Within an alcohol-free zone the police can seize and tip out or dispose of alcohol without the need to issue a warning. 

See Alcohol free zones in the Tweed(PDF, 2MB)

Alcohol-free zones aim to prevent irresponsible street drinking leading to incidents involving serious crime.

Public roads, footpaths or public carparks may be included in an alcohol-free zone, so they can be used safely. 

Council approved footpath alfresco dining areas are not included within the alcohol-free zones. These areas are clearly marked by Council footpath markers. Businesses operating outside of these markers will expose their patrons to the regulatory provisions.

To establish an alcohol-free zone council's must meet sections 644 to 644C of the Local Government Act 1993 and the Ministerial Guidelines on Alcohol-Free Zones 2009.