What Council Does
Council’s role is to process and make decisions on applications for on, off, club, and special licences and managers’ certificates. In some cases opposed applications will be determined by the Liquor Licensing Authority.
Council has appointed Licensing Inspectors to report on liquor applications and to monitor premises for compliance with their licence conditions. All three of Council’s Environmental Health Officers have been appointed Licensing Inspectors.
There are many variables with liquor 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.
Please feel free to ring or make an appointment with any of the following, phone 0800 732 732:
Southland District Licensing Agency Acting Secretary
Group Manager – Environment and Community
Liquor Licensing Clerk
Other liquor enforcement agency contacts
|Liquor Licensing Authority||Police Liquor Licensing Squad||Public Health South|
Liquor Licensing Authority
Ph: 04 462 6660
Ph: 03 211 0400
Public Health South
Ph: 03 211 0900
Southland District Sale of Liquor Policy
Council has a Sale of Liquor Policy which explains Council's local approach on certain issues such as hours of operation and special licences:
Southland District Liquor Licensing Accord
Southland District Council has adopted the Southland District Liquor Licensing Accord concerning the hours of trading for hotels and taverns.
There are some great information resources on the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) website. A particularly useful resource is The Manager's Guide, Third Edition.
About this page
|First added:||4 March 2009|
|Last updated:||1 March 2012|