About alcohol licences

Alcohol licences

On 17 April 2020, Central Government announced an amendment to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

We are now unable to issue new liquor licences, or renew existing licenses without reports from the New Zealand Police and the Medical Officer of Health.

We’re mindful that this is likely to have serious implications for business operators, and we will do everything we can to speed up the licensing process. As long as you apply for the renewal of your liquor license before it has expired, you can continue to operate.

We can still process and report on applications up to the point of granting approval.

We now offer the option of posting your public notices on our website. The fee for this service is $140.

Alcohol licencing income and expenditure

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If you'd like to discuss your licence with a Licensing Inspector, you can book an appointment online.

Decisions of the Hutt City Licencing Committee


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