Tennant Creek Alcohol Restrictions Extended For Three Months

Attorney-General Natasha Fyles announced Tuesday trial alcohol restrictions in Tennant Creek will continue for another three months.

“I have received advice from the new NT Liquor Commission, Director-General, Police and the Tennant Creek community. I have determined that these liquor licencing conditions are urgently needed for the wellbeing of the community, ” Fyles said.

The current restrictions will remain in place until the Liquor Commission consults with the Tennant Creek community about long term plans.

The varied conditions of the licences impose these restrictions:

  • Takeaway liquor will only be available for sale Monday through to Saturday between the hours of 3pm and 6pm.
  • Takeaway liquor sales on Sunday is prohibited.
  • Sale of these products will be limited to no more than one of the following per person per day:
    • 30 cans or stubbies of mid-strength or light beer; or
    • 24 cans or stubbies of full strength beer; or
    • 12 cans or bottles of Ready to Drink mixes; or
    • One two litre cask of wine; or
    • One bottle of fortified wine; or
    • One bottle of green ginger wine; or
    • Two x 750 ml bottles of wine; or
    • One 750 ml bottle of spirits.
  • The sale of port, wine in a glass container larger than 1 litre and beer in bottles of 750ml or more remains prohibited.


The restrictions will apply to the six venues currently licensed to sell takeaway alcohol, being:

  • Tennant Creek Hotel
  • Goldfields Hotel
  • Headframe Bottle Shop
  • Sporties Club Incorporated
  • Tennant Creek Golf Club Incorporated
  • Tennant Creek Memorial Club Incorporated