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.