24 Hour Alcohol-Free Zones & Areas

Alcohol-Free Zones

Council commenced proceedings to establish alcohol-free zones in Bathurst Regional Council CBD in 2004, re-establishing these zones in 2008, 2011 and 2015.  The current alcohol-free zones are in force from 1 November 2015 due to expire 31 October 2019.  Council has commenced the process to re-establish Alcohol Free Zones for a further four years, from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2023.  Submissions will be accepted until Wednesday 31 July 2019. 

The map of the Alcohol-Free Zones and Areas in Bathurst CBD can be accessed here.

Alcohol-Free Areas
Council has endorsed alcohol-free areas of Machattie Park, Kings Parade and Macquarie River Bicentennial Park.  Council has adopted an alcohol-free area exemption policy which outlines the process in gaining exemption to the twenty-four hour alcohol-free area for specific events.
The exemption will apply to special, irregular occasions including community events such as festivals or gatherings and small private events such as weddings or other family celebrations.
A fee will apply to each exemption application. The fee and completed permit application must be validated by Bathurst Regional Council prior to each event.

A copy of the policy and exemption permit is available below or by calling into Council offices at the corner of Russell and William Streets. Forms are also available at the Visitor Information Centre.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Cultural & Community Services Department on 6333 6523, during business hours.

Alcohol Free Area Exemption Policy  
Alcohol Free Area Permit



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