Council Issues Interim New Liquor Licences
19 February 2012
Council Issues Interim New Liquor
New liquor licences in Auckland
are being issued as interim licences for a maximum of one
year as a temporary measure as the country changes to new
liquor licensing system.
This change is part of the
raft of changes to liquor licensing as part of the new Sale
and Supply of Alcohol Act.
Applicants can opt to
have the final licence decision deferred until after 18 June
this year, when licences will be issued under the new
regulations. While this is the only immediate change
affecting businesses, council is urging licensees to make
themselves aware of the other changes from the new liquor
legislation confirmed in December 2012.
every part of liquor licensing in Auckland is changing over
the next year including fees, application processes and
criteria,” says James Jefferson, Manager Licensing &
“At Auckland Council, our
liquor licensing team recognises the importance of working
with communities and the hospitality industry for a smooth
transition during this period of change. Visit the Auckland
Council website to sign up to our e-newsletter with regular
updates on liquor licensing in the coming months.”
For more information about interim licences, go to www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/liquor or
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