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Australia Day alcohol ban in Port Phillip

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There will be a City-wide alcohol ban across Port Phillip’s public spaces for Australia Day.
The ban will apply from 8 pm 25 January until 12 midday 27 January.

Port Phillip Council is encouraging everyone to contribute to a fun, family-friendly atmosphere by helping to keep the City safe and clean.

“We were extremely pleased to see the overwhelming majority of revellers enjoying Christmas and New Year’s celebrations responsibly in our City,” Mayor Heather Cunsolo said.

“We’re urging everyone to again play their part for a successful summer.”
Local laws officers will support Victoria Police as they enforce the alcohol ban, which carries a $200 fine. A glass ban always applies to beaches and foreshore reserves and parks.

Anyone wanting to enjoy an alcoholic beverage can still do so at one of Port Phillip’s many licensed venues or on private property.

The Council’s street and beach cleaning team will again be undertaking extra cleans to keep the streets and 11 km foreshore ready for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Between 25 December and 2 January, Council staff collected nearly 60 tonnes of general beach rubbish.

Cr Cunsolo said visitors can make use of an additional 48,000 litres of bin capacity across the City, particularly at the St Kilda Botanical Gardens, which is home to endangered plants.

DJs or loud amplified music are not allowed at the heritage-protected gardens and visitors are urged to be respectful to all garden users by staying out of the garden beds.

Council’s extensive summer management campaign continues until 31 March.

Until then, drinking or possessing sealed or unsealed containers of alcohol along the St Kilda foreshore continues to be banned.

The St Kilda foreshore includes all beaches, reserves and parkland from Langridge Street to Thackeray Street.

For more information on how everyone can play their part this Australia Day, visit: https://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/council-services/health-and-safety/play-your-part

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