Drinking alcohol in public places in Yarra Ranges is banned under Part 7 of the Neighbourhood Amenity Local Law 2020. This ban applies at all times in all public places and is enforced by Victoria Police who can issue on-the-spot fines to individuals breaking the law.
The ban applies to people who consume alcohol or have in their possession or control an open receptacle that contains liquor in a public place.
This ban does not apply to:
- Licensed outdoor dining areas;
- Licensed premises or authorised premises under the Liquor Control Act 1987;
- A Council festival or event approved by Council; or
- A gathering within a reserve with family or friends, providing the presence is not detrimental to the area (this would include, but is not limited to causing a nuisance to other patrons, littering or damaging the area.)