A special licence allows for the sale of liquor at special occasions. This is normally used to extend the hours or area of a licensed premises or to licence one-off events where no licence is currently held.
A special licence is valid for the particular event, or series of events, or social gathering, specified in the licence. Applications must be lodged 20 working days before the date of the function.
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 will come into effect on 19 December. We are in the process of updating the information and application forms listed below.
If you have any questions about licensing and information about applying for a licence, please contact the Liquor Licensing team on 03 543 8400.