The requirement for licences and the criteria the District Licensing Committee consider when granting them are set out in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and Regulations. Central Hawke’s Bay also has a Local Alcohol Policy that will come into effect on 1 November (with some clauses on 1 February 2019) that provides the Committee with additional criteria and conditions at their disposal in consideration of applications. For more information on the policy, please click this link.
The sale or supply of liquor to the public requires a licence under the Sale of Liquor Act 1989. There are 4 types of licences:
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.
You must obtain a Certificate of Use and Building Certificate before applying for an alcohol licence. Refer to the forms page.
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.