To improve public safety, alcohol-free zones (AFZs) are designated areas where alcohol is prohibited. The zones include all public roads, footpaths, car parks and lane-ways within the designated area.

AFZs are designed to prevent drinking in public places that are considered problem areas. This reduces the risk of anti-social behaviour as well as alcohol-related crime to help create a safer environment for all.

Council implements AFZs in accordance with the Liquor Act 2007, Local Government Act 1993 and the relevant Ministerial Guidelines. These guidelines advise it is not appropriate to implement an AFZ across entire Local Government Areas, but rather at locations identified as problem areas. To find out more, you can view the Act online here.

AFZs have been in place in Bondi Junction since 2000, and the Bondi Beach commercial Zone since 2002.

The proposal
Council would like to hear your thoughts on our proposal to renew Waverley’s Alcohol Free Zones in Bondi Junction and Bondi Beach for a period of four years, noting that no change to the current location of the Zones is proposed.

Proposed AFZ - Bondi Beach

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The streets bordering this zone are: Queen Elizabeth Drive, Knotts Avenue, Campbell Parade, Edward St, Denham St, Ormond St, Sir Thomas Mitchell Drive, Lamrock Ave, Chambers Ave, Hall St, Glenayr Ave, Curlewis St, Wellington Ave, Blair St, Warners Ave, Gould St, Ramsgate Ave, Wairoa Ave, Brighton Blvd, Hastings Pde, and Military Rd.

Proposed AFZ - Bondi Junction

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The streets bordering this zone are: Ebley St, Newland St, Grafton St, Adelaide St and Hollywood Ave.

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