Alcohol Ban Areas

Bylaw 225 - Urban Environments Bylaw sets out restrictions for the drinking of alcohol in certain public areas in Nelson.

Some areas are alcohol free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, while other areas have restrictions on drinking between 9pm and 7am every day. The police can now issue instant fines of $250 to anyone caught drinking in Alcohol Ban Areas.

You can apply for a permit (214KB PDF) to hold a low risk event involving the drinking of a small amount of alcohol in areas where alcohol is normally banned. An example of the kind of activity that could receive this kind of permit is a celebratory drink after a wedding in Queens Gardens. 

Alcohol Ban Areas - 24 hours, 7 days a week

Nelson Central
  • Nelson CBD
  • Nelson CBD west – Vanguard/St Vincent Street area
  • Pioneers Park
  • Anzac Park
  • Rutherford Park
  • Haven Road Reserve
  • Lower Maitai River Reserves (from Nile street down river)
  • Queens Gardens
  • Kerr-Wellington Street Walkway
  • Konini Street Gardens Eastern Side of Konini Street
  •  Victory Reserve
  • Around the Victory Shops
  • Wigzall Park
  • Lions Playground, Tahunanui Reserve
  • Stoke CBD

Alcohol Ban Areas - 9pm to 7am every day

Nelson Central
  • Nelson CBD east - Bridge Street/Collingwood Street area
  • Trafalgar Park
  • QEII Cycleway
  • Neale and Guppy Parks
  • Miyazu Park
  • Botanics Sportsground
  • Fairfield Park
  • Branford Park
  • Upper Maitai River Reserves (from Nile Street to Waahi Takaaro Golf Course)
  • Paddy's Knob
  • Tahunanui Reserve and Beach
  • Abel Tasman Statue Carpark
  • Railway Reserve (Tahunanui Drive to Saxton Road)
  • Isel Park
  • Greenmeadows
  • Marsden Recreation Ground
  • Broadgreen Gardens
  • Saxton Field
  • Railway Reserve (Tahunanui Drive to Saxton Road)

Map of Alcohol Ban Areas



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