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Investigating the introduction of the alcohol minimum unit price in the Northern Territory (final report) PDF (7.8 MB)
Investigating the introduction of the alcohol minimum unit price in the Northern Territory (summary report) PDF (632.0 KB)

On 22 August 2018 amendments to the Northern Territory (NT) Liquor Act 1978 were passed in the NT Legislative Assembly, introducing a minimum alcohol unit price (MUP), commonly referred to as a minimum floor price. On 1 October 2018 the MUP was set at $1.30 per standard drink contained in the alcohol product, where the meaning of 'a standard drink is the volume of a liquor product that contains 10g of ethyl alcohol when measured at 20°C'. The legislative amendment prohibits selling alcohol below the price of $1.30 per standard drink (as compared to the $1.50 recommended by the Riley Review), and imposes the minimum price as an automatic condition of a liquor licence. For more information about the MUP, go to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade website.

First evaluation of the MUP: With a consortium of highly skilled researchers from around Australia, Deakin University's Centre for Drug Use, Addictive and Anti-social Behaviour Research (CEDAAR) has led the investigation of the impacts of the introduction of the alcohol minimum unit price in the NT.

Three year evaluation of the MUP: As a requirement of the legislation, the MUP must be reviewed every 3 years. Independent consultants Frontier Economics and Yarning have conducted extensive stakeholder consultation and analysis of data to determine the impacts that the MUP has had 3 years after it was introduced.

Get the evaluation of minimum unit price of alcohol in the Northern Territory PDF (4.9 MB).

For information relating to licences, trading hours, service of alcohol, food business responsibilities, alcohol and smoking laws, go to the Northern Territory Government website.

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Last updated: 05 October 2022

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