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8. Renew your alcohol on-licence

Whakahōutia tō raihana waipiro hei inu ā-whare

You should know

The licensing office will be closed from 12pm(noon) on Tuesday 22 December 2020 to Wednesday 6 January 2021.

We will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 6 January 2021.

When to renew your alcohol on-licence

If you have an existing on-licence, you must apply to renew it at least 20 working days before it expires.

If you know you'll be submitting your application less than 20 working days before your current licence expires, you need to say on your application form why it is late. The application form will ask you to provide further detail.

What you need to renew your alcohol on-licence

Apply online or download the application form below. Please include:

  • A copy of the food and drinks menu - see Food in alcohol on-licence business sites and clubs.
  • A copy of your host responsibility policy and an alcohol management plan - see Write a host responsibility policy.
  • A letter of authorisation for the consultant, if you use a consultant.
  • A photo of the main entrance.
  • A copy of the floor plans highlighting restricted or supervised areas and the main entrance.
  • A copy of your Certificate of Incorporation if you are a company.
  • A copy of your existing on-licence.

Calculate the fee to renew your alcohol on-licence

How late are you planning to trade? required
Has your licence been suspended or withheld in the last 18 months? required
Calculate licence fee

Apply to renew your alcohol on-licence

Part of your application fee is non-refundable.


 In person

​Bring your completed application form and supporting documents to one of our service centres, and pay by:

  • cash
  • Eftpos
  • Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

What happens next

If you apply to renew your licence at least 20 working days before it expires, you can continue selling alcohol with no gap in business.

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

Publish a public notice

Place your public notice as soon as possible.

See Notify the public of your alcohol licence application.

If your application is approved

If your application is approved, we'll post your renewed licence to you.

If your application is contested

We will let you know if:

  • members of the public object to your application
  • New Zealand 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.