Drinking alcohol in public places

Drinking alcohol in public places in Merri-bek is banned under Council's local laws.

This ban applies at all times and is enforced by Victoria Police who can issue an on-the-spot fine to individuals breaking the law.

This ban does not apply to:

  • Licensed outdoor dining areas
  • Local parks and reserves on weekends and public holidays where the drinking of alcohol is permitted from 11 am - 6 pm standard time and from 11 am - 10 pm daylight savings time.
  • Special events that have a Temporary Liquor Licence.