Licence Fees and Forms

New fees for alcohol licensing have been set by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Fees) Regulations 2013 and are standard across the country. Council is not able to change these fees at present.

There are now two fees for On, Off and Club licences:

Application fee - For all applications for new licences, renewals and variations of licences. This will range from $368 to $1207.50; plus
Annual fee - Payable by all licensees every year on the anniversary date of the issue of the licence. This will range from $161 to $1437.50. You will be sent an invoice for the annual fee based on your new risk rating. It is important to note that if the annual fee remains unpaid 30 days after the due date your licence will be automatically suspended.

In accordance with the Sale and Supply of Alcohol 2012, all applications must be accompanied by the prescribed fee. Fees must be paid at the time of application and are non-refundable.

Fees are calculated according to a new premises cost/risk rating that is determined by a combination of factors. These are:

  • The type of premises for which the licence is sought (e.g. Restaurant, tavern, winery cellar door)
  • The latest hours allowed by the licence
  • The number of enforcement actions undertaken in the last 18 months

The following document shows how to calculate your risk rating.

How To Calculate Cost-Risk Rating And Fees (26KB PDF)

Fees for On, Off and Club Licences

Total Weighting Cost/Risk Rating Application fee for all new licences, renewals and variations (incl. GST) Annual Licence fee (incl. GST)
0-2 Very low $368.00 $161.00
3-5 Low $609.50 $391.00
6-15 Medium $816.50 $632.50
16-25 High $1023.50 $1035.00
26 plus Very high $1207.50 $1437.50

Special Licence Fees

The fee for a special licence varies from $63.20 to $575 depending on the size of your event and the number of events on the application as described below.

Class of event Description Fee incl GST
Class 1 1 large event; or
more than 3 medium events; or
more than 12 small events
$575.00
Class 2 3 to 12 small events; or
1 to 3 medium events
$207.00
Class 3 1 or 2 small events $63.25
Event size Description
Large event means An event that the territorial authority believes on reasonable grounds will have patronage of more than 400 people
Medium events means An event that the territorial authority believes on reasonable grounds will have patronage of between 100 and 400 people
Small event means An event that the territorial authority believes on reasonable grounds will have patronage of fewer than 100 people

Other Fees and Charges

  Charges from 18 December 2013 incl GST
Manager’s Certificate (new or renewal) $316.20
Temporary Authority $296.70
Certificate of Compliance $150.00
Extract from the Register $57.50

Application Forms

Contact Us

regulatory@ncc.govt.nz

03 546 0200