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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.

Where to publish your public notices

Option 1

Publish your notices on alcoholnotices.co.nz.

This website can also 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).

Option 2

Publish your notice on alcoholnotices.co.nz and then arrange directly with the newspaper to publish the two public notices in a local newspaper.

In the case of low risk and very low risk renewals you only need to publish one notice in a local newspaper.

You can publish the notice in a local newspaper covering the area your business is located in:

  • Central Leader
  • East and Bays Courier
  • Eastern Courier
  • Franklin County News
  • Howick and Pakuranga Times
  • Botany and Ormiston Times
  • Manukau Courier
  • North Harbour News
  • North Shore Times
  • Nor-west News
  • Papakura Courier
  • Pōhutukawa Coast Times
  • Rodney Times 
  • Waiheke Gulf News
  • Waiuku and Districts Post
  • Western Leader.

You should know

You must publish the public notice in the Sunday Star Times if:

  • your business is on Great Barrier Island
  • none of the local newspapers cover the area your business is located in.

When to place your public notices

For a new application

For a newspaper, you must publish the first notice within 20 working days of submitting your application. You must publish the second notice in the same newspaper, five to 10 days after the first notice.

A notice on a website must appear within 20 working days of your application and stay on the site for 10 days.

For a renewal

For very high, high and medium risk businesses

For a newspaper, you must publish the first notice within 10 working days of submitting your application. You must publish the second notice in the same newspaper five to 10 days after the first notice.

A notice on a website must appear within 10 working days of applying and stay on the website for 10 days.

For low risk and very low risk businesses

For a newspaper you need to publish a notice only once, within 10 working days of applying.

A notice on a website must appear within 10 working days of applying and stay on the site for 10 days.

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