Alcohol Restrictions

Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Bylaw 2018

Following consultation with the community the Queenstown Lakes District Council adopted a new Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Bylaw, which comes into force on 30 November 2018.

The ban covers Queenstown, Frankton, Arrowtown, Wanaka and Lake Hawea between 8:00pm and 8:00am every day.

24 hour alcohol bans are put in place during Christmas and New Year from 6:00am, 27 December to 6:00am, 6 January the following year and during Winter Festival from 6:00 am on the opening day of the festival to 6:00am the day after the last day of the festival.

They also apply from 12.00am on National Crate Day to 12.00 am on the following day.

Please note that a breach of the alcohol ban area is an offence and an infringement notice may be issued ($250).

 

The restrictions prohibit:

(i) The consumption of alcohol in any Specified Public Place during any Specified Period; 

(ii) The possession of alcohol in any Specified Public Place during any Specified Period; 

(iii) The bringing of alcohol into any Specified Public Place during any Specified Period; and

(iv) The consumption and possession of alcohol in a vehicle in any Specified Public Place during any Specified Period.

Full details of the rules can be seen in the Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Bylaw 2018, and the areas included can be seen on the maps.

 

Alcohol Restricted Zones: 8pm - 8am every day, all year round