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Old Jan 7th 2008, 10:06 pm
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The alcohol kind not the rain kind before your start on about Melbourne's weather!

I read a comment somewhere that some suburbs are 'dry' is this true?! And if so does this mean no drinking in public outside spaces or does it include restaurants etc?

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The alcohol kind not the rain kind before your start on about Melbourne's weather!

I read a comment somewhere that some suburbs are 'dry' is this true?! And if so does this mean no drinking in public outside spaces or does it include restaurants etc?

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"Dry" suburbs have a covenent on them, which was placed on the by the church who formerly owned the land to prevent the sale of alcohol on said land.

I seem to recall that Box Hill is one? Or somewhere around there.

I know that Barwon Heads is....that's a little way away though.
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Google.com.au is NOT our friend on this one.....nothing turned up.
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Default Re: Dry Suburbs - Melbourne

I used to live in the dry suburb of Surrey Hills- it goes as far over as the Canterbury side of the Burke Road in Camberwell. Not sure how far up it stretches.

The council votes on the resolution every few years and it is always retained!
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I used to live in the dry suburb of Surrey Hills- it goes as far over as the Canterbury side of the Burke Road in Camberwell. Not sure how far up it stretches.

The council votes on the resolution every few years and it is always retained!
This is indeed true. I used to work in the posterior end of Camberwell (in the City of Boroondara) and there was nowhere that I could indulge in a few beverages after work or on a hot lunch-hour with my colleagues. One of us (usually yours truly) would always have to drive.

A City, within Melbourne is a municipality or a collection of suburbs. Here is a List of Melbourne suburbs and their municipalities (on Wikipedia, my next stop after Google). These 'cities' confused the heck out of me when I first got here!

There's a short section on Australia in the Wikipedia article on Prohibition and an associated news article of drinking in Boroondara for those interested in such things.
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Thanks for the links Johnsyweb. I'm not sure I'm entirely comfortable living in a dry suburb, so I might have to try and find a list somewhere.

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