Alcohol licence public notices

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 requires all On, Off and Club Licence applications to be publicly notified. This applies to both new applications, and applications to renew an existing licence.

From 1 July 2021, Council will be publishing all alcohol licence application public notices online which will be available to view for 15 working days after publication.

Objecting to an application

A person may object to the grant of a licence only if he or she has a greater interest in the application for the licence than the public generally.

An objection must be made in writing and filed with the District Licensing Committee within 15 working days after the first publication of the public notice.

No objection may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105.

Section 105, Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012(

How to object to an application

Send your written objection (within 15 working days after the publication) to us. We will forward onto the District Licensing Committee.


By post:

Whangarei District Council
Private Bag 9023
Whangārei 0148

In person:

Forum North customer service centre
7 Rust Avenue, Whangārei
Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Closed public holidays

Ruakākā service centre 
9 Takutai Place, Ruakākā
Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Closed public holidays