Alcohol Control Bylaw (Ban area maps)
Types of Alcohol Licensing
The type of licence you need depends on the type of activity or business you will be undertaking. Look at the following situations to find out what licence type applies to your activity (more than 1 licence type may apply):
|Bottle store, grocery store, supermarket, auctioneer, mail order business (alcohol is consumed away from the place of purchase)|
|Clubs that sell and supply alcohol, e.g:|
Sport, social, cultural
|Events or special occasions where alcohol is |
to be sold and supplied, e.g: Function on hired premises (e.g. public or community hall), sports events, fundraisers, where alcohol is consumed
On-site SPECIAL licence
|Food and wine show, market stall at fair or gala where wine or beer is sold by bottle unopened for consumption off-site |
Off-site SPECIAL licence
Buying an existing business that sells alcohol
Alcohol Licensing Application forms / Guidelines
Due to the complex nature of these applications, we recommend you get expert advice to determine the type of licence required. Alternatively please look at the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 or visit the Liquor Licensing Bureau. Guidelines for objections, applications and hearings are provided below.
Acting managers can be appointed to cover planned or unplanned leave. If a manager is ill or absent, the licensee may appoint an acting manager for no more than three weeks at any one time, or a period of no more than six weeks in any 12-month period. See Notice of Management application (PDF, 149KB)
New or Renewal of manager's certificate
What happens to my application
Licence applications for events over the Christmas period
If you are wanting to apply for a special licence for an event over the Christmas- New Year period please note all special licences require 20 working days for processing. Special licences for events over the holiday period cannot be processed after 22 November
unless exceptional circumstances apply where the event could not have been predicted earlier, eg funerals.
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 has a close down period for processing of licence applications from 10 December to 15 January. We regret applications received late may not be able to be issued for events over the Christmas period.
The sale of liquor to any member of the public requires a licence under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.