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Northern Territory


Northern Territory Government (2013)

Alcohol measures in the NT.

Retrieved 2013 from

This website provides information on the different types of liquor restrictions in force across the Northern Territory (NT). An interactive map of the NT provides a snapshot of alcohol restrictions in specific communities.

Information is also provided on:

  • liquor restricted areas
  • photo identification system
  • offences under the liquor act.

Abstract adapted from Northern Territory Government


Liquor Act amendments 2012 fact sheet: closing the net on problem drinkers (2012)

Northern Territory Government

This factsheet summarises the outcomes of the Northern Territory Enough is enough alcohol reforms after the first six months of implementation.

The factsheet provides information on:

  • the banned drinker register
  • new laws about drinking in public places
  • alcohol-related offences
  • the Alcohol and Other Drugs Tribunal.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs (2012)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011 and two related bills.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Walker E (2012)

Stronger futures alcohol regulation in the NT.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(3): 20-23


Harris M (2011)

Opinion: NTER evaluation 2011.

Melbourne: Concerned Australians


Origin Consulting, Bowchung Consulting (2010)

Review of the alcohol and other drugs components of the Northern Territory emergency response - final report.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia


Northern Territory of Australia liquor act (2009)

Northern Territory Department of Justice


Northern Territory Department of Justice (2008)

Moving beyond the restrictions: the evaluation of the Alice Springs alcohol management plan.

Alice Springs: Northern Territory Government

Northern Territory of Australia liquor regulations (2008)

Northern Territory Department of Justice


Northern Territory liquor restrictions: restrictions on drinking by region (2007)

Northern Territory Department of Justice

These factsheets were produced by the Northern Territory Department of Justice. The factsheets contain information on alcohol restrictions in the Northern Territory throughout regional towns and city centres. Publications are listed by region:

  • Alice Springs
  • Darwin
  • Katherine
  • Tennant Creek
  • Mataranka
  • East Arnhem.

Abstract adapted from Northern Territory Department of Justice


Hogan E, Boffa J, Rosewarne C, Bell S, Ah Chee D (2006)

What price do we pay to prevent alcohol-related harms in Aboriginal communities?: the Alice Springs trial of liquor licensing restrictions.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 25(3): 207-212

Senior K, Chenhall R, Ivory B, StevensonC (2006)

Alcohol management plan.

Alice Springs: Northern Territory Government


Tangentyere Council Incorporated, National Drug Research Institute, Centre for Remote Health (2003)

A survey of the attitudes of Aboriginal town camp residents to the Alice Springs liquor licensing restrictions: a submission to the Northern Territory Licensing Commission.

Perth: National Drug Research Institute


Gray D, Saggers S, Atkinson D, Sputore B, Bourbon D (2000)

Beating the grog: an evaluation of the Tennant Creek liquor licensing restrictions.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 24(1): 39-44

Last updated: 8 April 2015
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