Applications for alcohol licenses and regulation of licensed premises are primarily a responsibility of Territorial Authorities under the Sale and Supply of Act 2012 (the Act).

The objective of the Act is that the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol should be undertaken safely and responsibly and the harm caused by the excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol should be minimised.

The resource links for Territorial Authorities and District Licensing Committees made available here are produced by the Health Promotion Agency and other organisations.

Council Staff

Find out more about selecting and appointing district licensing committees using the guide which has been put out by HPA, Taituarā and LGNZ.

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District Licensing Committees

Find out information for alcohol regulation relevant to District Licensing Committees

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Recent changes to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Community Participation) Amendment Act 2023 (the Amendment Act) makes it easier for communities to have a say on alcohol regulation in their area, by making targeted changes to the alcohol licensing process in the Act.

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Business Connect provides service to all territorial authorities for Rugby World Cup alcohol licence applications

The Government has legislation in place which allows eligible on-licence and club-licence premises to extend their trading hours using a streamlined process when televising live Rugby World Cup matches from France.

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