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Alcohol Licensing

Applying for an Alcohol Licence

You have two options to apply for an Alcohol Licence:


Online applications

To apply for an on/off/club/special and temporary alcohol licence please follow the following steps
1.  Follow the link to log in or set up an account: https://services.businessconnect.govt.nz/.
2.  You will need Realme (unverified) to log on. If you don’t have one, you can set up a realme here.
3.  Setting up your account just takes a couple of minutes – you’ll need to enter your name, phone number and email address. You’ll get a code in you email to verify yourself.
4.  That’s it, you’re ready to apply.
5. After you have completed the application, it  will automatically be sent to Council. 

Result: We'll be in touch with an invoice, or if we have any further questions regarding your application. You can pay your fee in person at one of our service centres, or online, using the details provided with your invoice.

Note: The online form is administered by Business Connect; you can find their Privacy Statement online.

View the Business Connect video on: https://youtu.be/gZ-gnDBBN5M


Alcohol licensing is managed by the Tararua District Council and covers administration and compliance of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, duty managers certificates, licences for premises and venues, as well as complaints about a premises licence or operating conditions.

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 | New Zealand Legislation

Following consultation with the community, Tararua District Council adopted an Alcohol Bylaw which came into force on 17 December 2018. More information about the liquor ban zones and rules can be found on our Liquor Ban Areas page.

Licensing Inspector
Phone: 06 374 4080 or 06 376 0110
Email: Alcohol-Licensing@tararuadc.govt.nz
Address: 26 Gordon Street, Dannevirke
Postal: PO Box 115, Dannevirke 4942