Liquor Licensing

Liquor Licences will be issued by the District Licensing Committee.

The requirement for licences and the criteria the Committee consider when granting them are set out in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and Regulations.

The Act and Regulations can be viewed at: Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

A licence is issued to a named person, company or legal entity in relation to a premises or conveyance. Conveyances are vehicles such as aircraft, vessels, trains etc. A licence cannot be transferred from one person to another or from one premises or conveyance to another.

Contact Us if you plan on selling or supplying liquor to the public, as you will need to consider planning and building issues and any other rules specific to your area. You will also need to talk to us about any requirements for kitchen, bar and toilet facilities.