Your Council

Draft local alcohol policy

We're drafting a new policy designed to reduce alcohol-related harm and keep our city safe.

Written submissions closed on 18 August, and we held hearings on 16 October. We will consider all submissions in March 2018 before making a decision on whether to make any further changes to the draft Local Alcohol Policy.

We're proposing a reduction in maximum trading hours for licensed premises.

  • on-licensed premises such as bars, restaurants and cafes: 8am to 2am the next day (currently 3am)
  • off-licensed premises such as bottle stores, grocery stores and supermarkets: 7am to 10pm (currently 11pm)
  • clubs: 8am to midnight (currently 3am)

Under the new policy, those hours would be further restricted for premises located outside the city’s business zones or near residential areas.

Download the documents below to read our proposals in full. We've included a report of the research that informed our proposals.