Alice Springs liquor laws

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 11:39
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Gday,
Those of you travelling through the Centre in the near future might want to have a read of this to save any confusion or disappointment. Quite regularly while at the liquor shop I hear irate tourist going off about not being able to buy their plonk to take on there trip or being told to come back later and so forth....
So hear are the latest regulations so you don't get caught out.


Takeaway alcohol
Monday to Friday, all venues, from 2.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday and public holidays, all venues from 10.00am – 9.00pm
Sundays – takeaways attached to pubs and clubs only, 12noon – 9.00pm

In pubs
Alcohol with content over 3% must not be sold before 11.30am from Monday to Friday.

• The takeaway sale of all wine products is restricted to container size of no larger than
one (1) litre for fortified wine and no larger than two (2) litres for other wine products.
• Sale of fortified wine and cask wine for consumption off premises is restricted to one item
of either product per person per day and is only permitted to be sold during the last three
(3) scheduled trading hours of each day.


From August 1 2007 public areas in Alice Springs will be off-limits for drinking alcohol.
That means, you can’t drink alcohol in public parks, streets, the river bed or the mall – basically
any public area within the boundaries of the following declared area:
• North to near the Motor Vehicle Registry;
• East to include Ross Highway and the former Chateau Hornsby;
• South to the Adelaide turnoff; and
• West to include White Gums and Ilparpa.
This entire area is now called a Public Restricted Area.

In early 2008 an electronic photographic identification system (photo ID) will be implemented
in all licensed stores and public hotel takeaway outlets in Alice Springs. All people who
purchase takeaway alcohol in these stores will be required to show photo ID.

The system:
• Targets problem drinkers.
• Monitors local alcohol restrictions such as limits on the sale of cask wine or port.
• Collects information required by the Australian Government on alcohol sales of $100 and over.
• Makes it harder for underage drinkers to buy alcohol.
• Accepts many forms of photo ID, including driver’s licences, passports, 18+ cards and
Tangentyere cards.

What this means is...
If you planning to leave Alice to go bush for a week and want to take, say 3 bottles of port, you need to start buying your grog 4 days before you leave. Going from one shop to another wont work because it is registered with the ID system.

Hope this saves some of you some grief...

Cheers
Hairy
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Reply By: Top End Explorer Tours - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 11:55

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 11:55
Hey Hairy

I just got p!ssed reading all that.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 12:07

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 12:07
Gday Steve,
Sounds like you need to move to Alice...we have laws to help people like you.....besides the pubs arent open long enough to get p!ssed!

LOL
Cheers
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 12:33

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 12:33
Hi All

What happens if you are passing through, with plenty of stock in your
Caravan, ect. and want to have a sundower and enjoy the scenery.
and just for personal use, and not share it with the locals.

Cheers
Daza.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 14:11

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 14:11
Gday Daza,
Your allowed to have grog in your vehicle, just not allowed to drink it in a public place. Except of cause if its out side the town limits and on aboriginal land then you will be prosecuted just for having it.
But in saying that...last time I went camping I noticed a sign on Namatjira Dve saying alcohol restrictions. It was on the road, not going into blackfella land? So if that's the case no more taking drinks while camping either! I cant imagine that being the case.....Ill have to email the liquor commission and find out exactly what it means.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 14:14

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 14:14
Daza,
Slip it into a brown paper bag - no one will know what you've got....
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 17:10

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 17:10
Great informative post Hairy....well done.
Fred.
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Reply By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 17:08

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 17:08
Hairy

Crikey young fella, you'll need to grow your own grapes in the back yard!

I can just see it now:

Hairy Armpits. Vintage 2008.

'A delicate brew with a nose reminiscent of methane passing through cotton over an extended period. Unlike other drops, this one has a high crunch value, providing long term flavour and interesting gut reactions'.

LOL

Regards

Kim


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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 17:24

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 17:24
ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Holden4th - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:36

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:36
So I've put up my tent/parked my trailer or caravan in the local caravan park - am I allowed to have a drink outside my tent/etc? What you've quoted says that I am as the van park is not public property.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 01:21

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 01:21
Yep
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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:55

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:55
Geez, that ID system has finally made it to the Alice. We voted on it way back in '93, I recall. Maybe it will help solve some of the local problems.

Next thing you will get a letter from Centrelink stating that you have spent too much of your pension on booze and you are now going to get penalised by being given food vouchers....LOL

Buy all your poison interstate!!!


Cheers
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 01:25

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 01:25
Gday Willem,
Na, it doesnt work...
Now a big majority of the sporting clubs have been broken into.
To the point of smashing holes through Besser block walls with an axe to get grog......Houses will be next!

Cheers
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 01:27

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 01:27
Good to see the laws are now equal ;-(
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