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​​​​​​​Alcohol Licensing Application Notices​

Visit this page for a list of the latest alcohol licensing application notices​. ​

You must ensure that:

  • you have the correct licence for the type of premises (on, off or club) and;
  • at least one person is a Certified Manager under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Applying for your Liquor Licence

  1. Ask us to send, or, come in to the Council to get an application pack.
  2. Apply for resource consent:
    • If the premises you intend using for the sale of liquor is a new premises or one which has not been used for the sale of liquor before, you need to apply to Council’s Planning Services Department for a resource consent. 
    • If the proposed premises is currently being used for the sale of liquor and you do not propose to change the hours during which liquor is to be sold, you need to apply to Council’s Planning Services Department for a planning certificate. 
    • If you propose to change the hours during which liquor is intended to be sold, you need to apply to Council’s Planning Services Department for a resource consent. 
    • If the proposed premise is not currently being used for the sale of liquor, or you propose to make changes to it, you may need a Building Code Certificate. You should check with Council’s Building Control Department.
  3. Complete the requirements as listed in your application pack:
    • your details (company, partnership etc)
    • a scale plan that shows the parts of the premises you want licenced, the parts of the premises you want supervised, restricted or undesignated, (refer explanations for designations) and the principal entrance(s) 
    • a written statement from the owner giving you permission to be on the premises and to sell or supply liquor 
    • a street or area map showing the location of the premises 
    • a photograph of the premises or an artist’s impression of what it will look like when completed
    • a sample menu (not required for off-license applications) 
    • a copy of your host responsibility policy (not required for off-licence applications)
  4. Lodge your application with the District Licencing Committee
    • For an on- or club license you should provide the original application plus three copies of the application including all documents. For an off-license application, provide just one original and one copy of the application and all documents.

  5. Placing a public notice

    • After Council has received and receipted your application you must place two public notices in either the Daily Post or the Rotorua Review no less than five working days and no more than 10 working days apart. Copies of the newspaper advertisements must be sent to the District Licensing Committee as soon as possible after they have been published.

    • You are also required to place a notice in a conspicuous place on or adjacent to the site, using form 1A in the application pack (unless the secretary of the District Licensing Committee agrees that it is impractical to do so). You must also complete the statement in form 1A and return it to Council.

Filing dates for Special Licences from December 2016 to February 2017

The days between 20 December 2016 and 15 January 2017 (inclusive) are not counted as working days under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act.

If your event is between 20 December 2016 and 16 January 2017, you will need to apply by 21 November 2016.

The timeframes to apply for your Special Licence are:

Event dateApply by
17 January22 November
18 January23 November
19 January24 November
20, 21, 22 January25 November
23 January28 November
24 January29 November
25 January30 November
26 January1 December
27, 28, 29 January2 December
30 January5 December
31 January6 December
1 February7 December
2 February8 December
3, 4, 5 February9 December
6 February12 December
7, 8 February13 December
9 February14 December
10 February15 December
11, 12, 13 February16 December
14 February19 December
15 February16 January
16 February17 January
17 February18 January
18, 19 February19 January

Types of Liquor Licence/Forms

Manager's Certificate

Application to be a Duty Manager on a licenced premises.

Manager's Certificate Application
 Club Manager's LCQ requirements
 LCQ Bridging Test Brochure
 Notice of Management Change
 Renewal of Manager's Certificate Application

On-Licence

Authorises the sale and supply of liquor for consumption on the premises or conveyance (for example, a restaurant, hotel, plane or boat).  
New/Renewal/Variation of On-Licence

Off-Licence

​Authorises the sale or delivery of liquor for consumption off the premises (for example, a bottle shop or supermarket).
New/Renewal of Off-Licence

Club Licence

Healthy Families Rotorua would like to offer all Sports Clubs support, advice, education, engagement and advocacy with local and national initiatives, as part of the liquor licensing application process. View this document​ to see more.

Authorises the sale and supply of liquor for consumption on the premises to members of the club and their guests, and members of other clubs who hold reciprocal visiting rights.
New/Renewal Club Licence

Special Licence

Authorises the sale and supply of liquor for consumption on the premises or conveyance, to any person attending any occasion or event (for example, a sporting event, a bus trip, or a party on hired premises where alcohol is being sold).
Special Licence Form

Temporary Authority

Authorises the temporary transfer of the current on- or off-license for purchased premises. This is initially issued for 3 months to allow the applicant to obtain a full license in their own name. 
Temporary Authority Form

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