A boil water is in place for businesses and properties across Queenstown following a number of confirmed local cases of illness caused by the protozoa, cryptosporidium. This affects all properties serviced by the Council’s Queenstown supply including Frankton, Quail Rise and Tucker Beach Rd, Kelvin Heights and Hanley’s Farm. Read more here.

The state of local emergency in Queenstown, originally declared on Friday morning after a severe weather event, has been lifted. However, some restrictions will remain in place to protect public safety as the focus turns to recovery. Full information here.

Alcohol restrictions in public places

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Find out about the alcohol restrictions that apply to public places in the Queenstown Lakes District.

Christmas and New Year alcohol restrictions

An alcohol ban applies from 8.00am on 24 December through to 6.00am on 6 January the following year in multiple areas in Queenstown and Wānaka.

Temporary restrictions are also in place from 8.00pm on 26 December to 6.00am on 6 January the following year in locations throughout Arrowtown, Frankton and Lake Hāwea.

Year round alcohol restrictions

An alcohol ban is in place in parts of Queenstown, Frankton, Arrowtown, Wānaka and Lake Hāwea from 8.00pm - 8.00am every day.

Winter Festival

From 6.00am on the opening day of the festival until 6.00am the day after the final day of the festival.   

Crate Day

From 12.00am on Crate Day to 12.00am the following day for the public areas defined via the 'Alcohol restriction maps' section on this page.

Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Bylaw 2018