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New AFZ in Mona Vale

Endorsed by Council

AFZs cover roads, footpaths and public carparks in designated areas across the Northern Beaches.

Once designated, AFZs are in place for up to 4 years and on expiry can be reviewed in consultation with Police and the community per the Ministerial Guidelines on Alcohol Free Zones 2009. If appropriate, Council can determine to re-establish the AFZ.

Note: This page is updated as new AFZs come up for review.

Latest AFZ proposal

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AFZs cover roads, footpaths and public carparks in designated areas across the Northern Beaches.

Drinking alcohol in these zones is prohibited 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. AFZs may be renewed every four years, and may also be established for special events.

AFZs allow the Police and Rangers to confiscate and dispose of alcohol if a person is drinking, if there is reasonable cause to believe the person is about to drink or has recently been drinking in a designated AFZ.

Anyone refusing to co-operate with an enforcement officer request to hand over alcohol can be charged with obstruction, which carries a maximum penalty of up to $2200.

Note: AFZs differ from Alcohol Prohibited Areas (APAs) which are applicable in parks and reserves and come under Section6 32A of the Local Government Act.

We want the Northern Beaches to continue to be one of the safest areas in the country to live, work and play.

AFZs are designed to improve public safety by preventing:

  • disorderly behaviour caused by the consumption of alcohol in public areas
  • the escalation of irresponsible street drinking to incidents involving serious crime.

AFZs can be an effective public space management tool to address community concern for specific locations.

Through the engagement undertaken in the development of the Northern Beaches Community Safety Plan and Better Together Social Sustainability Strategy 2040, the community identified a reduction in alcohol related behaviour in public spaces as a means of achieving increased safety.

We are committed to ensuring that open spaces are high quality, safe, accessible and facilitate the healthy and active lifestyle that is important to the Northern Beaches community.

Previous engagement

AFZs reviewed and re-established

Brookvale AFZ – August 2021

Collaroy AFZ – August 2021

Dee Why AFZ – October 2021

Freshwater AFZ – June 2022

Freshwater AFZ – October 2021

Belrose AFZ – August 2021

Belrose AFZ – June 2022

Forestville AFZ – August 2021

Manly AFZ – June 2022

Cromer AFZ – August 2021

Narrabeen AFZ – August 2021

Narrabeen AFZ – June 2022

Avalon AFZ – October 2021

Church Point AFZ – October 2021

Mona Vale AFZ – October 2021

Newport AFZ – October 2021

Newport Residential AFZ – October 2021

Palm Beach AFZ – October 2021

Contact us

Have questions or want to learn more, contact:

Name Kath Young - Community Safety Coordinator
Phone 1300 434 434

Contact customer service on:

1300 434 434

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Country on which we gather today. By these words we show our respect to all Aboriginal people. We acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging and the spirits and ancestors of the Clans that lived in this area.

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