Licensing and Host Responsibility
Applying for a new liquor licence or renewing your licence?
Go to your local council’s website to download the liquor licence application documents. The DHB and local Police will also review your application.
We will consult with the District Licensing Inspectors at the council. Part of our review includes doing a risk assessment based on your previous history, location, and other information supplied in your application. All the information we require is part of the application form provided to you by the Council. If we require any additional information we will contact you using the contact details that you provided in your application.
Email or phone us us if you have any queries: firstname.lastname@example.org 06 834 1815
Host responsibility is all about creating responsible drinking environments. As part of licensing all licensed premises need to have a Host Responsibility Policy. We work with licensees to assist them with developing their Host Responsibility Policies. We also do Host Responsibly visits to premises to monitor their enforcement of the policies.
Host Responsibility is based on six key concepts. A responsible host:
1) Prevents intoxication
2) Does not serve alcohol to minors
3) Provides and actively promotes free drinking water, low alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks
4) Provides and actively promotes substantial food
5) Serves alcohol responsibility
6) Arranges safe transport options.
Resources - guides and templates
- Host Responsibility Overview - sample Host Responsibility Policy ( download word version )
- Preparing a Host Responsibility Implementation Plan
- Sample Social Responsibility Policy for off-licenses (download word version )
- Supporting Safe Alcohol Use at Large Events a quick reference guide 400+ people
- Supporting Safe Alcohol Use at Small Events a quick reference guide
Guidelines for schools
- Sample School Host Responsibility Policy a guideline for developing a school alcohol policy
- Supporting Schools - Host Responsibility and Alcohol a quick reference guide
- Sample Host Responsibility Policy
Objecting to a licence
If you're concerned about a proposal for a licensed premises (such as a bar or bottle shop) in your neighbourhood, you can make a formal objection to it.
For further information refer to:
- Have your say about alcohol in your community http://alcohol.org.nz/in-your-community/take-action/object-to-an-alcohol-licence
- Objecting to a licence to sell or supply alcohol: A guide to objections and hearings http://alcohol.org.nz/resources/objecting-to-a-licence-to-sell-or-supply-alcohol-a-guide-to-objections-and-hearings