- main shopping precincts
- car parks
- beaches and foreshores
- communities where drinking in public places is an indicator of complex social issues
- it's is unopened and in the original container in which it was purchased from a licensed premises
- it's in the course of carrying on a business, such as a restaurant delivering a bottle of wine with a meal
- you live near a dry area and muss pass through it to enter your home
- the alcohol is for religious purposes
What is a dry area?
A dry area is a place where you're not allowed to have or drink alcohol. The purpose of a dry area is to curb alcohol-related problems and anti-social behaviour in public areas such as:
What if I'm just passing through the dry area?
It's not an offence to have alcohol while genuinely passing through a dry area if: