Dry alcohol-free zones

Grassed area near the beach in Semaphore

There are seven dry areas in the City of PAE where unsealed containers of alcohol are banned. Find out where these areas are and how to report violations of the bans. If you're hosting a special event in one of these areas, you’ll need to apply for a liquor licence to sell alcohol.

What is a dry area?

A dry area is a public area in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield where you can't have unsealed containers of alcohol. They're clearly signposted with No Alcohol signs and are enforced by the police.

There are seven dry areas in PAE:

  • Semaphore Foreshore, including the northern car park from South Terrace to Derby Street (map 1)
  • Time Ball Tower, located on the corner of Semaphore Road and The Esplanade (map 1)
  • Port Canal Reserve and Joyce Snadden Reserve in Port Adelaide (map 2)
  • Jack Watkins Reserve next to Costco, Churchill Road, Kilburn (map 3)
  • Denver Terrace Reserve, Kilburn (map 4)
  • Peter McKay Reserve, Kilburn (map 5)
  • Blair Athol Reserve, Blair Athol (map 6)

We sometimes also put short-term dry zones in place in an area to support alcohol-free events, such as New Year’s Eve.

How to report alcohol-related incidents in these areas

If you see anyone consuming alcohol in dry areas, please report this to SAPOL on 131 444.

How to get a special event licence for a dry area

If you're hosting an event where you want to sell alcohol in a public place, you might need to get a liquor licence. You can find out more from the Office of the Liquor Licensing Commissioner.

Map 1 - Semaphore Foreshore & Timeball Tower (Semaphore)
Map 2 - Port Canal Reserve & Joyce Snadden Reserve (Port Adelaide)
Map 3 - Jack Watkins Reserve (Kilburn)
Map 4 - Denver Terrace Reserve (Kilburn)
Map 5 - Peter McKay Reserve (Kilburn)
Map 6 - Blair Athol Reserve (Blair Athol)
Grassed area near the beach in Semaphore
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