Alcohol licences

If you’re selling and supplying alcohol to the public you will need a licence.

Manager's Certificate

A Manager’s Certificate is needed by anyone who intends to be a manager of licensed premises such as a bar, supermarket, hotel, tavern or a club.

Applying for special licences

You need to apply for a special licence if you're planning to sell and supply alcohol in a one-off event or a series of events.

On-, Off- and Club licence

If you’re selling alcohol to the public you’ll need a licence to do it. Here you will find information about applying for On-, Off- and Club licences.

Variation of existing licence

If you need to change the conditions on your existing licence, you'll need to apply for a variation.

Temporary Authority to operate an alcohol licence

When a new owner purchases licensed premises such as a restaurant or bar, the existing licence is not transferable.

Fees and charges

Fees framework for determining cost/risk rating

Decisions of the Lower Hutt District Licensing Committee

You can check the list of decisions made on applications submitted under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Alcohol Licence appointment form

If you wish to make an appointment to see a Licensing Inspector, please complete the online booking form below.

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