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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Alcohol ban for Port Phillip

A city-wide alcohol ban will be in force across Port Phillip’s public spaces for Australia Day, the city’s council has announced.

Port Phillip Council said the ban will apply from 8pm on 25 January until 12pm on 27 January.

Council is urging everyone intending to enjoy parks and beaches over these three days to play their part in keeping the City safe and clean.

“We had a hugely successful Christmas and New Year period with generally great behaviour along the foreshore and in our popular parks,” Mayor, Marcus Pearl said.

“We want the last of the traditionally busiest days on our summer calendar to end on the same successful note, so we’re asking everyone to again follow the alcohol and COVID-19 rules and to not litter.”

Cr Pearl also urged St Kilda Botanical Gardens visitors to be mindful of these rules at the heritage-protected gardens which are home to endangered plants.

DJs or loud amplified music are also not allowed at the picnic-friendly Botanical Gardens.

Victoria Police is enforcing the alcohol ban, which carries a $200 fine. A glass ban always applies to beaches and foreshore reserves and parks.

The St Kilda Foreshore Alcohol ban (1 November-31 March), which also includes unopened containers, is already activated. Beaches and foreshore reserves (including Catani Gardens) from Langridge Street to Thackeray Street are included in that ban.

For more information about the summer management campaign, including alcohol bans, go to: https://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/council-services/health-and-safety/play-your-part

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