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Our online pages have been designed to assist all groups and individuals in the successful design, planning and execution of a range of activities within the City of Holdfast Bay.

We encourage you to explore our Online Resources, Planning Guide, Templates and Fact Sheets, as well as Additional Resources.

A team of dedicated event professionals are also available to assist event organisers in delivering events in our public spaces. Their role is to coordinate small to large scale events such as the Christmas Pageant and New Years Eve Celebrations, as part of the events calendar and provide support to the organisation of external event within the City of Holdfast Bay.

If you would like to speak to the Events team, you can contact them at For any general enquiries about our parks, reserves or facilities, you can contact our Customer Service team at or on (08) 8229 9999.

Dry Zones & Liquor Licence Applications

Dry Zones play an important role in the City of Holdfast Bay. A 'Dry Area' or 'Dry Zone' is an area where the consumption of or possession of liquor (in open containers) is prohibited under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997. A person who consumes or has possession of opened liquor in a Dry Area is guilty of an offence, which carries a maximum penalty of $1250.

The purpose of a Dry Area is to minimise any potential risk, or negative impact to the amenity of a public area, caused by anti-social behaviour that’s associated with excessive alcohol consumption.

The City of Holdfast Bay has three permanent Dry Zones (regulated by Long-Term Legislation) located at Glenelg, Brighton and Seacliff. These Dry Areas are in effect 24 hours per day all year round.

As well as the established Long-Term Dry Zones, the City of Holdfast Bay operates periodic temporary Dry Zones (regulated by Short-Term Legislation) on socially pivotal occasions throughout the year. The purpose of these temporary Dry Zones is to further aid South Australia Police in curbing any anti-social behaviour associated with

The City of Holdfast Bay maintains Dry Zones within our Coastal Reserves between the hours of 9pm-9am.

More information on Dry Areas may be obtained from the website of the Consumer and Business Services. For local Dry Zone information, please contact the City of Holdfast Bay's Liquor Licensing and Community Safety Officer on (08) 8229 9999.