Put up signs
You must display these at the principal entrance to your premises:
- a copy of your current licence
- a sign showing the name of the manager who is on duty.
You also need to put up signs where your customers can clearly see them saying that alcohol will not be sold to people who are intoxicated or under age. The Health Promotion Agency has free signs that you can print at alcohol.org.nz
Keep an up-to-date manager’s register
You have to keep a register of all certificated, temporary and acting managers who you appoint.
Comply with your licence and the law
You need to read and comply with all the conditions on your licence and with all the requirements of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
- Only sell alcohol to people who are 18 or older
- Don’t sell alcohol to people who are intoxicated
- Promote alcohol responsibly
The Police and Licensing Inspectors can inspect your premises and if you’re not doing what your licence or the law says then they can apply to suspend or cancel your licence and the certificate of the manager on duty. Here is some information about the law and how to comply: hospitalitynz.org.nz
Notify us about manager appointments
If you appoint a new, acting or temporary manager, or if you terminate a manager’s appointment, you have to tell us within 2 working days. You should log this appointment in your manager’s register.
Apply for a special licence if you want to do something different
If you want to sell or supply alcohol in a part of your premises that isn’t licensed, or at a time outside the hours on your licence, you can apply for a special licence.
Applying for a special alcohol licence
Phone: 04 801 3760