This section explains liquor licensing regulations in the Tasman District. Licences can only be obtained through the Tasman District Council.
If you are planning to sell alcohol you must have the correct licence and a host responsibility programme stating how you will care for your patrons. You must also have a certified general manager on duty at all times, although there may be exceptions.
This provides for the sale and supply of liquor for consumption in or on the specified licensed premises.
Provides for the sale of liquor for consumption off the premises.
Specific to a club premises and club members, affiliates and guests of club members.
Allows for the sale of liquor at special occasions.
Allows the new owner of a licensed premises to trade on an existing licence until they obtain a new licence in their own name.
When liquor is available for sale to the public, a manager who holds a current general manager's certificate must be on duty.
On, off and club licences can take several months to process as various reports are required, and specified time periods must be allowed for the public to comment on the application.
All of the above licences are issued for one year (a probation year) and then normally will be renewed for a period of three years. If any or all of the reporting bodies indicate that the premises have been a concern during the previous licensed period the application may well need to be determined by way of a public hearing by the Liquor Licensing Authority.
If you require more information or assistance, please contact the Liquor Licensing Team at Council on 03 543 8400.