A ‘dry area’ is an area where the consumption of alcohol or possession of open containers of alcohol is prohibited. This applies even if you are just moving through a Dry Area. Possession of alcohol in an open container does not take account of whether the alcohol is being consumed or not. A person can possess alcohol (e.g. a carton of beer, a bottle of wine or alcohol in an esky) in a Dry Area provided the container is unopened.
The implementation of the Dry Areas supports the reduction of public drinking and anti-social behaviour late at night and early in the morning, with consequent increased safety for the general public.
Dry Areas will raise awareness amongst all community members that drinking to excess in public is not a socially acceptable activity. Local residents and visitors alike need to be aware that the Yorke Peninsula Council is socially responsible and family friendly community.
The Yorke Peninsula Council has established the following Dry Areas:-
- Port Vincent
Please refer to the maps for exact locations:
Council has erected signs at the main entry points to each Dry Area. It is not a defence to a charge if you claim you did not see a sign or even if there is no sign present where you breach the rules of the Dry Area.