Alcohol dry areas
If you are planning an event on Council land, please be aware alcohol dry areas are in effect in Barossa townships to reduce public drinking and anti-social or criminal behaviour. These operate in the townships of Angaston, Lyndoch, Mount Pleasant, Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Williamstown from 10pm each day to 8am on the following day. People can consume alcohol or possess open containers of alcohol in these areas outside of these times.
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. This includes possessing alcohol in an open container, whether the alcohol is being consumed or not. You can however possess alcohol (e.g. a carton of beer, a bottle of wine or alcohol in an esky) in a dry area provided the containers are unopened.
Legislation also enables patrons who consumed a bottled wine on a licensed premises with a meal, to carry the unconsumed portion of that wine in its original container through a dry area when they leave the premises. In these circumstances the person with the unsealed container will need to prove that it was purchased at a licenced premises and consumed with a meal.