Alcohol-Free Zones

An Alcohol-Free Zone (AFZ) is an area where drinking alcohol is prohibited. The zones include footpaths, nature strips and car parks.

The re-establishment of the AFZs is mandated to take place every 4 years. The below maps indicate streets declared AFZs in Cessnock, Kurri Kurri and Weston, as re-established at the October 2021 meeting of Council.

Alcohol-Free Zones active from 1 November 2021 to 31 October 2025:


Wollombi Road 
Wollombi Road from Alexander Street to Westcott Street

Maitland Road 
From Allandale Road to Vincent Street, including the lane to the Apex Park car park

Vincent Street 
From Maitland Road to Cessnock Street, and into Cessnock Stree

Snape Street
From Charlton Street to Vincent Street.

Charlton Street
From the bridge over Black Creek and the Council car park behind Cessnock Library to Snape Street

Cooper Street and Keene Street
From Cumberland Street to Keene Street, and all of Keene Street

Hall Street
Hall Street from Cumberland to Darwin Street

Darwin Street 
From South Avenue to North Avenue

North Avenue 
From Darwin Street to Keene Street

Castlemaine Street
From Vincent Street to Cumberland Street

Cumberland Street 
Cumberland Street from Aberdare Road to Yango Street

Yango Street and Victoria Street 
Yango Street and Victoria Street near Bridges Hill Park 

Map of Cessnock Alcohol-Free Zone

Kurri Kurri

Lang Street
From Alexandra Street to Mitchell Avenue/Victoria Street

Unnamed Lane parallel parallel to Maitland and Lang Street
From Mitchell Avenue to Merthyr Street (next to Worthington Park)

Mitchell Avenue / Victoria Street
From Unnamed Lane to Lang Street to Barton Street

Barton Street
From Allworth Street to Victoria Street

Allworth Street
From Brunker Street to Barton Street including the laneway behind the Kurri Kurri Community Centre and the laneway between Brunker Street and Lang Street 

Map of Kurri Kurri Alcohol-Free Zones


Cessnock Road
Between Hall Street and unnamed land west of Station Street

Station Street
Between First Street and Cessnock Road 

Map of Weston Alcohol-Free Zones


Alcohol-Free Zones have been established under the Local Government Act 1993.