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Notify the public of your alcohol licence application

How to place public notices

After you lodge your application, you'll need to notify the public:

  • within 10 days, by placing an A3 notice on your premises that can be read from outside the premises. The notice must stay in place for 10 days from the date your online notice is published
    See a template for the A3 notice (PDF 0.4MB) 
  • by publishing public notices.

Publish your public notices on the alcoholnotices.co.nz website and in a local newspaper covering the area your business is located in.

 How to publish your public notices

 Publish your notices with alcoholnotices.co.nz.

This website will manage all your public notices requirements, including:

  • the online notice
  • the two local newspaper public notices (in the case of low risk and very low risk renewals only one notice is needed).

When to place your public notices

For a new application

You need to arrange publication of your notices with Alcohol Notices website so that the online notice appears within 20 working days of you submitting your application with us.

Alcohol Notices website will arrange the correct publication for the newspaper notices.

For a renewal

You need to arrange publication of your notices with Alcohol Notices website so that the online notice appears within 10 working days of you submitting your application with us.

Alcohol Notices website will arrange the correct publication for the newspaper notices.

You need to advise the Alcohol Notices website what risk rating your business is: very low, low, medium, high, or very high.

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