Liquor Licensing

Need a Liquor license?

On License – issued or renewed to licensees for the sale of liquor for consumption by customers ON the premises. Required by: bars, cafés, restaurants, and hotels.

Off License –issued or renewed to licensees for the sale or supply of liquor for consumption OFF the premises. Establishments that require this type of license include supermarkets,  liquor stores, wine warehouses, and, in some cases, online remote sales distributors

Club License –issued for premises with a membership where members, guests of members, and members of clubs with reciprocal visiting rights can be served alcohol.

Temporary Authority – issued when a licensed business is sold or changes hands. This type of liquor license in NZ is issued for a period of 3 months to cover the transition of ownership.

Special License – issued for events taking place in or on premises not normally licensed to sell or serve alcohol. This can cover events on both small and large scale.

LCQ – Licensed controller course the prerequisite course required to obtain 2 NZQA recognised unit standards. This course and assessment must be passed before applying for your General Managers Certificate or Duty Managers Certificate

Liquor Licensing NZ

The Licensing Process

We have bases in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, with our mobile office (the good old car) getting us to all areas in between! All of what we do can be done by phone and email but where possible we are happy to come out and meet with you or see your premise.

The liquor licensing process can be a daunting and time-consuming task that is a MUST for your business but not for your schedule.

There are compliance certificates to obtain, applications to complete, host responsibility policies and alcohol managements plans to implement, staff to train and CPTED (crime prevention against environmental design) rules to follow – we can sort all this for you and tell you what you need to know.

We can make the whole process smooth and easy for you – let us do what we do best so you can focus on the other parts of your business.

A new licence can take 4-12 weeks to obtain situation & location dependent – chat to us about what is going on with your business so we can be more specific with this.

We’ve worked with every type of licence possible & you can check out our You Tube channel for testimonials!

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