Application for Special Licence

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Who should be applying for the special licence? It is a critical part of your application and important to get this right. If you are not sure or have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Liquor Licence Inspector on 835 7579.

Failure to supply all the required documents may result in this application being declined.

(i) An On-site Special Licence authorises the holder to sell or supply alcohol for consumption on the particular premises the special licence is issued in respect of, to people attending the event described on the licence.

(ii) An Off-site Special Licence authorises the holder to sell or supply the licence holders own alcohol, to the people attending the event described on the licence, for consumption off the premises the licence is issued in respect of.

(iii) At least twenty working days are required for the processing of special licences. In addition, should any objections be received, further processing time will be required to allow for a hearing to be held.

(iv) Special licences are not automatically granted. They are subject to approval from the Police, Medical Officer of Health, Alcohol Licensing Inspector and the requirements of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, Resource Management Act 1991 (including District Plan Rules) and Building Act 2004. If there are objections to the application, a hearing of the application by the District Licensing Committee will be required.

(v) If required to do so by the secretary of the District Licensing Committee, the applicant must within 10 working days after filing this application with the committee ensure that notice of this application in form 8 (enclosed with this application form) is attached in a conspicuous place on or adjacent to the site to which this application relates.




If you require assistance calculating your Special Licence Class and corresponding application fee, please contact the Licensing Inspector on 06 8344154.

Class 1 is: Class 2 is: Class 3 is:
(i) 1 large* event (i) 3 to 12 small*** events (i) 1 or 2 small*** events
(ii) More than 3 medium** events (ii) 1 to 3 medium** events
(iii) More than 12 small*** events


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* Large event means an event that will have patronage of more than 400 people.

** Medium event means an event that the territorial authority believes on reasonable grounds will have patronage of between 100 and 400 people.

*** Small event means an event that the territorial authority believes on reasonable grounds will have patronage of fewer than 100 people.




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