Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas

Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas
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In Canterbury-Bankstown there are restrictions on alcohol in some public spaces and, like all councils in New South Wales, we have alcohol restrictions in some outdoor locations. In Canterbury-Bankstown there are restrictions on alcohol in some public spaces and, like all councils in New South Wales, we have alcohol restrictions in some outdoor locations.  
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In Canterbury-Bankstown there are restrictions on alcohol in some public spaces and, like all councils in New South Wales, we have alcohol restrictions in some outdoor locations. The restrictions are in place to prevent alcohol-related anti-social behaviour and crime in public places. 

What is the difference between Alcohol Free Zones (AFZs) and Alcohol Prohibited Areas (APAs)?

Alcohol Free Zones apply to public roads and footpaths, while Alcohol Prohibited Areas apply to parks and civic spaces.

Council’s Policy 

For more information regarding CBCity’s Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas Policy.

Locations of Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas within Canterbury-Bankstown Local Government Area

The following AFZs have been established in the Canterbury-Bankstown LGA and will expire in August 2027. All AFZs and APAs will be reviewed in time for the expiry in 2027.  

​​Download a list of locations


The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.