Alcohol free zones
Council has alcohol-free zones in the following areas:
- Tweed Heads
- Tweed Heads South
- Cabarita Beach
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.