Alcohol Licensing

Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, anyone who wants to sell or supply alcohol must have a current alcohol licence

Alcohol law changes poster.

Alcohol Law Changes

Important information for the public, licence holders and staff

The final changes under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 came into effect on 18 December 2013. For an introduction to the changes, download the following summary and checklist:

Alcohol Law Changes - Are You Ready? (97KB PDF)

Deadline to Lodge Your Appeal Against the Provisional Local Alcohol Policy: 19 February 2014

News - Reminder: Bars to Close at 4am - 17.12.13

Apply for a Licence

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Have Your Say on Licence Applications

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Council Policy

The Council's Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) gives Wellingtonians greater control over when, where and h...

    Council Strategy

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      District Licensing Committee

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      Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

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