Other permits and licences you may need for your event
Ētahi atu whakaaetanga e hiahia pea koe hei whakahaere kaupapa
You may need to apply for other licences and permits aside from your event permit.
and ask for an event facilitator to confirm which permits your event would require.
Food stall registration
You need to make sure all food vendors at your event are registered.
Collect and submit all vendors' registration information at least 60 days before your event.
Alcohol special licence
You will need to apply for an alcohol special licence if you are selling alcohol at your event.
You also need a special licence for events where you:
- charge an entry fee
- charging an entry fee or collecting donations where alcohol is being supplied for free.
Submit your application at least 20 working days before your event.
Amusement ride permit
You need to apply for an amusement ride permit if you plan to have any mechanically powered unit, that is used for rider enjoyment, at your event.
This does not include bouncy castles and inflatable slides.
You need to apply for a fire permit if you plan to light fireworks in public places.
For firework displays held on water (i.e. a barge), call the Harbourmaster's office on 09 362 0397.
You will need to apply for a building consent if you are planning to erect:
- marquees over 100 square metres
- marquees that will be up for longer than a month
- stages, gantries or grandstands over 1.5m above ground
- structures over 2.5m such as signage, artwork or platforms.
You will need to apply for a resource consent if you are planning activities that have an effect on the environment. This includes commercial fireworks.
District and regional plans of former councils set the rules on whether you need a resource consent or not for your event.
Depending on your location, you may need to apply for a resource consent for holding a market.