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CURRENT WATER RESTRICTIONS: Arrowtown is in Alert Level 2 (hand-held hosing to a minimum, no sprinklers or contracting takes at any time) and the rest of the district is in Level 1 (hand-held watering to a minimum, and outside watering only between the hours of 12.00am and 6.00am). Find out more: 

Alcohol Application Public Notices

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Current Public Notices

The following table lists the currently notified alcohol licence applications.

Applicant / Licensee Trading Name Premises Address Nature of Business Application Type Last Date for Public Objection Full Public Notice
The Rees Management Limited The Rees 377 Frankton Road, Queenstown Hotel Renewal On 21/02/2023 Click here
Luggate Hotel 2016 Limited Luggate Hotel 60 Main Road, Luggate Bar/Restaurant Renewal On & Off 20/02/2023 Click here - ON
Click here - OFF
Wanaka Liquor Limited  Liquorland Three Parks 99 Sir Tim Wallis Drive, Wanaka Bottle Shop Renewal  17/02/2023 Click here
Hook Wanaka Limited Hook Wanaka 49 Monteith Road, Wanaka Other Renewal On 15/02/2023 Click here
Sierra Helo Limited Gibbston Fine Beverage Co. 91 Gibbston Back Road, Gibbston, Queenstown Tavern New On & Off 15/02/2023 Click here - ON
Click here - OFF
TEEG NZ Limited Kingpin Tenancy 9, 35 Brecon Street, Queenstown Family Entertainment Renewal On 15/02/2023 Click here
Bidfood Limited Mediterranean Market Wanaka 20A Ardmore Street, Wanaka Grocery Store Renewal Off 14/02/2023 Click here
Queenstown Ice Bar Limited Queenstown Ice Bar 35 Brecon Street, Queenstown Tavern Renewal On 14/02/2023 Click here
Zamora Asador Limited The Meat Preachers 19 Grant Road, Block B, Tenancy B09 Restaurant Renewal On 13/02/2023 Click here
NZ Ski Limited The Remarkables Ski Field State highway 6, Kingston, Queenstown Ski Field Renewal & Variation On 10/02/2023 Click here
Three Friends Wine Limited Moonlight Mile 16 Glen Dene Crescent, Wanaka Remote Sales (wine) Renewal Off 10/02/2023 Click here
Kingston Corner Limited Kingston Corner Shop 1 Kent Street, Kingston, Queenstown General Store / Grocery New Off 03/02/2023 Click here
Taiaroa Capital Limited Bungalow 26 Camp Street, Queenstown Tavern Renewal On 03/02/2023 Click here
Wanaka Bullock Bar 2015 Limited Liquorland Wanaka 71 Ardmore Street, Wanaka Bottle Shop Renewal Off 03/02/2023 Click here
L + P Retail Limited Four Square Queenstown 6 Shotover Street, Queenstown Grocery Store Renewal Off 03/02/2023 Click here
Otago Viticulture and Oenology Limited Brennan Wines 86 Gibbston Back Road, Gibbston Winery Cellar Door Renewal On & Off 03/02/2023 Click here
Little Blackwood Limited Little Blackwood Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown Tavern Renewal On 30/01/2023 Click here


Requirements for new alcohol licence applications

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

The public notices for all applications in the Queenstown Lakes District are published online above.

Since 1 September 2020, public notices are no longer published in local newspapers. This means that you will need to visit the page linked above to see if there’s an application that interests you.

Members of the public can object to an application for an alcohol licence if they have an interest in the application that would be considered greater than the general public. Any objections must be made within 15 working days* of the public notice being published.

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

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

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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