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 31 August 2023, we will be publishing all alcohol licence application public notices online which will be available to view for 25 working days after publication.

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Objecting to an application

Any person, except a trade competitor, may object to an application for the granting of a licence as an individual, a representative of a group or an organisation.

An objection must be made in writing and filed with the District Licensing Committee within 25 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 25 working days after the publication) to us. We will forward onto the District Licensing Committee.


By post:

Whangarei District Council 
Private Bag 9023
Te Mai
Whangārei 0143

In person:

Te Iwitahi
9 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