News: Making communities safer

Problem drinkers highlighted since the Territory-wide rollout of the Banned Drinker Register two weeks ago

Posted: Monday, 11 September 2017

Results from the recent rollout of the Banned Drinker Register (BDR) show that the sale of takeaway alcohol to about 1200 problem drinkers has been blocked.
Now in its second week of operation, handheld BDR devices will soon be rolled out to drive-through bottle shops across the Territory.

The Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said the BDR is already making communities safer.

Individuals are placed on the  BDR if they:

  • receive any combination of three alcohol related protective custodies or alcohol infringements in two years
  • receive two low-range drink driving offences in three years
  • receive a single mid or high-range drink driving offence
  • are the defendant in an alcohol related domestic violence order
  • have an alcohol prohibition condition on a court order, bail or parole order
  • are subject to a decision by the BDR Registrar – after having been referred by an authorised person such as a doctor, nurse, child protection worker or family member
  • self-refer for any reason