You need to get in touch with Council if you are applying for on, off, club and special licences and managers’ certificates. In some cases, opposed applications will be sent to the Liquor Licensing Authority.
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 by calling 0800 732 732
Bruce Halligan, Group Manager Environment and Community
Michael Sarfaiti and Sarah Wilson
Other liquor enforcement agency contacts:
Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing
Police Liquor Licensing Squad
Public Health South
To sell alcohol at events and occasions, you need to apply for a special licence. Examples include race meetings, fundraisers, or sports matches.
Special licences are required to be considered by the medical officer of health, the police and licensing inspectors.
You need to ensure that your application is lodged with Council no later than 20 working days before the event.
Please download an application form from the licensing forms page.