Alcohol restrictions are currently in place in some Indigenous communities we visit. These restrictions may only affect part of your tour, depending on which tour you are doing.
In 2004 the Queensland Parliament passed a Bill which improves enforcement of liquor laws in restricted areas but also minimises its potential impact on the tourism industry.
Strict conditions apply for any permits granted to tour operators by the Liquor Licensing Division. Such permits specify the dates, type and amount of alcohol allowed in a tour vehicle while in a restricted area. Failure to comply with the provisions of the permits is an offence under Section 226 of the Liquor Act and fines of up to $85,000.00 will apply.
We ask that you contact Oz Tours Safaris on 1800 079 006 prior to commencing your tour for information about alcohol restrictions that may be applicable to part of your tour.
Why Are There Alcohol Restrictions?
The aim of alcohol bans and restrictions in Cape York Aboriginal communities is to reduce alcohol-related harm, especially to children, women and other vulnerable community members. This is being achieved through alcohol restrictions, improved services and partnerships between government and community, including support for positive community actions.