Applying for Licences
You need to get in touch with Council if you are applying for on, off, club and special licences and managers’ certificates. All applications will be decided by the Southland District Licensing Committee.
The new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 came into effect on 18 December 2013.
If you are a bar owner or operator, club manager, restaurateur or manager of a venue where alcohol will be sold or supplied, you need to be familiar with the laws and regulations that apply to the sale and supply of alcohol.
To find out more about the changes the Health Promotion Agency has fact sheets for:
Alcohol promotions on off-licensed premises [PDF, 880 KB]
For further information about the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 please visit the Ministry of Justice (external link) or read the summary of alcohol law changes -Alcohol law changes December 2013 (external link)
Alcohol licensing forms and checklists are available for you to view and download from our website.
There are many variables with alcohol licensing depending on the type of licence you wish to obtain, so before making an application, it is best to discuss it first with the licensing inspector. If the particular issue is covered by another regulatory agency then they can point you in the right direction.
Michael Sarfaiti & Sarah Wilson
Bruce Halligan, Group Manager Environment & Community