Park Lands Dry Area Regulation Review

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Project Information

The purpose of the consultation was to seek the community’s feedback on the next steps for the Adelaide Park Lands Dry Area Regulation which will expire on 22 December 2023.

Review Outcome 

On 14 November Council determined that the Adelaide Park Lands Dry Areas Regulations should be extended for a further 18 months from 22 December 2023 to 22 June 2025.  

During this time frame Council will work with members of the Safety and Wellbeing Taskforce (led by the Department of Human Services (DHS) with relevant agencies including DHS, SA Police, and the Drug and Alcohol Services of SA segment of SA Health with Services) to measure the effectiveness and impact of the Adelaide Park Lands Dry Area Regulations.

For further details:

The City of Adelaide works with SA Police, State Government agencies, social services and the community to support the enjoyment and safe use of the Adelaide Park Lands.


Project Information

The purpose of the consultation was to seek the community’s feedback on the next steps for the Adelaide Park Lands Dry Area Regulation which will expire on 22 December 2023.

Review Outcome 

On 14 November Council determined that the Adelaide Park Lands Dry Areas Regulations should be extended for a further 18 months from 22 December 2023 to 22 June 2025.  

During this time frame Council will work with members of the Safety and Wellbeing Taskforce (led by the Department of Human Services (DHS) with relevant agencies including DHS, SA Police, and the Drug and Alcohol Services of SA segment of SA Health with Services) to measure the effectiveness and impact of the Adelaide Park Lands Dry Area Regulations.

For further details:

The City of Adelaide works with SA Police, State Government agencies, social services and the community to support the enjoyment and safe use of the Adelaide Park Lands.


Consultation has concluded
  • Background

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    The Adelaide Park Lands - Area 1 Regulation was implemented in 2014 as a strategy for addressing alcohol related anti-social behaviour. This Dry Area is timed from 8:00pm to 11:00am.

    In 2021, Adelaide Park Lands – Area 2 covering Blue Gum Park/Kurangga (Park 20) and Veale Park/Walya Yarta (Park 21) became Dry Areas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    A Dry Area makes it illegal to consume alcohol or carry an open liquor container in a designated public space during the regulated times.

    City of Adelaide is seeking feedback on:

    • Whether the Adelaide Park Lands Dry Area Regulation should be extended or removed?
    • If the Regulations continue, should there be any changes to the Adelaide Park Lands – Area 2 covering Blue Gum Park/Kurangga (Park 20) and Veale Park/Walya Yarta (Park 21) which are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
    • If the Regulation continues, should the extension be for two years (as has previously been the case) or a different timeframe?