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4. What happens next

​What you need to do

Publish a public notice within 10 working days.

See Notify the public of your alcohol licence application for information on how to do this.

Application assessment

One of our alcohol licensing inspectors will review your application and inspect your business site.

Your application will also be reviewed by:

  • New Zealand Police
  • Auckland Regional Public Health Service.

We will forward your application to the District Licensing Committee for the final decision.

Once the assessment is complete, we will contact you with the outcome.

If your application is granted

If the District Licensing Committee approves your application, we will send you the varied licence.

If your application is contested

We will let you know if:

  • members of the public object to your application
  • NZ Police, Auckland Regional Public Health Service or our inspector oppose your application.

The District Licensing Committee will contact you if you need to attend a public hearing before a final decision is made.