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Alcohol Licensing Fees and Applications

 

On/Off/Club Licences

On-Licence - enables you to sell alcohol to be consumed on the premises, e.g. pubs, bars, cafes, hotels etc

Application for new on-licence (pdf, 229kb)

Application for Renewal of On-Licence (pdf, 221kb)

Off-Licence - enables businesses to sell alcohol to be consumed off the premises e.g. liquor stores, supermarkets, gift baskets etc

Application for New Off-Licence (pdf, 230kb)

Application for Renewal of Off-Licence (pdf, 216kb) 

Club licence - enables clubs to sell alcohol on the premises only to members, guests of members, and members of clubs with reciprocal visiting rights.

Application for Club Licence pdf, 176kb)

Application for Renewal of Club Licence (pdf, 158kb) 

*Note: with new On, Off and Club licences there is a building fee of $260 and resource management fee of $373 for a new premise, or $135 for an existing premise. This must be paid at the time of application.

Fees for On, Off and Club Licences will vary depending on the risk rating of the premises. To discuss likely licence fees for your premises, contact us on 0800 746 467.

Special Licence

Enables organisers to sell or supply alcohol on specified premises for the duration of a specific event or occasion.

Special Licence Application (pdf, 171kb)

Special licence fees vary depending on the size of the event and the number of events being held by the applicant.

$575 - Class 1 (1 large event, 4+ medium events, or 13+ small events)

$207 - Class 2 (1-3 medium events, or 3-12 small events)

$63.25 - Class 3 (1-2 small events)

See Special Licence Fees (pdf, 25kb) above for more information about the classes/sizes of events.

Managers Certificate

A certified manager must be on duty at all times when alcohol is being sold or supplied to the public. If the certified manager is ill, absent, dismissed or has resigned, a licensee can formally appoint a temporary or acting manager. For details refer to Section 22a and 230 of Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. The fee for Manager's Certificates is $316.25 (for both new applications and renewals)

Application for New Manager Certificate 2021 (pdf, 169kb)

Application for renewal of Manager's Certificatepdf, 172kb)

Temporary Authority

Enables a new business owner to operate the business until their own licence has been approved. The fee for Temporary Authority applications is $296.70.

Application for Temporary Authority(pdf, 151kb)

BYO Endorsement

Allows businesses to let patrons bring and consume their own alcohol on the premises. Fees for BYO Endorsements will vary depending on the risk rating of the premises. To discuss likely licence fees for your premises, contact us on 0800 746 467.

Caterers Endorsement

Allows caterers to provide alcohol as part of their catering services. Fees for Caterers Endorsements will vary depending on the risk rating of the premises. To discuss likely licence fees for your premises, contact us on 0800 746 467.

Variation or Cancellation of Licence Conditions

Application for Variation or Cancellation of Conditions of Licence(pdf, 220kb)