A Dry Zone or Area is a designated area where the consumption and possession of liquor is prohibited under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997.
Dry Areas are located at:
The five Dry Areas are sign posted. A map is also placed at both the northern and southern boundary of each Dry Area.
To assist us in monitoring the effectiveness of the Dry Areas you can report alcohol related incidents along the coast to police (telephone 131 444 where attendance is required).
If a person is intending to host a party or organising an event (or series of events) where alcohol is to be sold, supplied or consumed then they may be required to obtain a liquor licence under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997. More information and instructions on applying for a limited license can be obtained from the Consumer & Business Services.