In Singleton, there are restrictions on taking alcohol into or consuming alcohol in some public places. The intention is to prevent anti-social behaviour caused by those under the influence of alcohol, and thereby improve public safety.
ALCOHOL PROHIBITED AREAS
Alcohol Prohibited Areas (APA) prohibit the consumption of alcohol in parks, beaches, reserves and ovals between specified signed hours. However, Alcohol Prohibited Areas may be 24 hour prohibited.
The same penalties apply for both alcohol-free zones and alcohol-prohibited areas.
ALCOHOL FREE ZONES
Alcohol Free Zones in Singleton include:
Council may suspend an Alcohol Free Zone for a specific event. An application for Suspension of an Alcohol Free Zone must be lodged with Council at least six weeks prior to the proposed event. Forms are available from Council's Customer Service Centre.