Formal public notice of an Alcohol Licence Application

Applications for alcohol licences (new, renewal and variations) need to be publicly notified.

From 1 September 2020 the public notices for all applications in the Queenstown Lakes District and will be published online here

Public notices will no longer be published in local newspapers (the Otago Daily Times or the Southland Times). This means that you will only need to visit this webpage to see if there’s an application that interests you.

Licensees (known as ‘applicants’) are also required to display a copy of the public notice on the front of the actual premises, so it can be viewed from the outside.

If you have a query about an application, the public notice or the notification process, please contact the Alcohol Licensing Team on (03) 441 0499.

Members of the public can object to an application for an alcohol licence on certain grounds. Any objections must be made within 15 working days* after the date of the FIRST public notice being made. 

Click here for useful information in regards to objecting to a licence, the process and what to expect.

*Working day

In accordance with the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 interpretation, a working day means a day of the week other than—

(a)  a Saturday, a Sunday, Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, the Sovereign's birthday, and Labour Day; and

(b)  if Waitangi Day or Anzac Day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the following Monday; and

(c)  a day in the period commencing on 20 December in any year and ending with 15 January in the following year.

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