5. Post your public notice
After you've submitted your application, you must post a notice to let the public know that you're renewing your alcohol licence.
Notify the public of your alcohol licence application
6. Application assessment
This process takes at least 35 working days. Your application will be assessed by a Council licensing inspector (who might also visit your premises), an alcohol harm reduction officer from NZ Police, and a medical officer of health from Capital & Coast DHB.
Application assessment process
7. If there's opposition or objection
If your renewal is opposed, or objected to by a member of the public, you may be able to resolve the issue through discussion or by making a change to your application (for example, reducing your hours). If you prefer not to negotiate or change your application, you'll have a chance to present your case at a hearing.
If there's opposition or objection to your alcohol licence application
8. If your renewal is approved
You'll be notified by mail or email.
You can continue selling alcohol at your business while your renewal application is being processed, as long as you continue to meet all the requirements of being a licence holder.
Legal requirements for licence holders
You can meet with an alcohol licensing inspector for free. They're available Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Phone: 04 801 3760
Meet with an alcohol licensing inspector