Many people like to have a drink when they celebrate a special occasion or socialise. Licensing controls regulated drinking environments. Misuse of alcohol, including excessive and inappropriate consumption, however, can lead to alcohol-related harm.
If you require more information or assistance with licensing processes, fees payment options information, or have a question or concern about an existing premise:
Separate from objecting to a licence application, there are other ways in which members of the community can raise concerns or problems [PDF, 1.1 MB], such as noise, nuisance, vandalism or promotions.
Check out the latest tri-agency newsletters for updates and information for licensees.
If you want to sell or supply alcohol, you must hold a current alcohol licence.
Allows you to manage any licensed premises.
Working and sacrosanct days that you can apply for a licence and can sell alcohol on licenced premises.
A schedule of fees relating to alcohol licensing applications and renewals.
Members of the public can object to an application for an alcohol licence in some cases.
Creating a responsible drinking environment and looking out for your customers.
Business with on-licences or club licences must have food available whenever they are selling alcohol.
Applications for alcohol licences (new and renewal) must be notified to the public.
It is illegal to drink alcohol in public places in certain areas of Christchurch.
Latest information for alcohol licensees and duty managers.
Information on Council local alcohol policies.
The District Licensing Committee consider and determine all new and renewal applications.
Christchurch DLC Annual Reports to the Alcohol Licensing Regulatory Authority (ARLA) in Wellington.
Strategies and actions for the non-regulated environment aimed at reducing alcohol harm.