Travelling in the NT, Northern Territory, Australia

Purchasing and drinking alcohol

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Restrictions apply to the purchase and public consumption of alcohol in the Northern Territory. Please note that these restrictions do not apply to alcohol consumption in licensed restaurants, hotels or clubs.

Buying takeaway alcohol

Local restrictions can affect trading hours and the sale of some products at bottle shops. In some areas, including Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine, the sale of takeaway alcohol is not permitted before 2pm on weekdays, and there are trading limitations on weekends. In most places, there are volume limitations on the purchase of cask and fortified wines, and in some areas, beer.

Drinking in public places

Drinking in public is not permitted in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, and some parts of Darwin. Across the Northern Territory, drinking is not permitted within 2km of any licensed premises.

Drinking in remote communities

Generally, takeaway alcohol is not permitted in remote Indigenous communities. In some regions a permit is required to buy alcohol.

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