Sale and supply of alcohol licences and certificates fees and charges

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Our fees and charges for the 2023 / 2024 financial year are provided below.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive (unless otherwise stated).

We reserve the right to review any fees and charges at any time. Please check with us for any updates.

Alcohol licenced premises

The alcohol fees stated here are set under the Whangarei District Council Alcohol Fees Bylaw 2016. These fees replace the fees payable as stated under Regulation 7 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Fees) Regulations 2013.

The above Regulations, however, continue to determine and define the various application and annual risk categories for the various premises and does so by allocating a numeral weighting to each category, depending on the perceived risk.

In addition, the Regulations also allocate a higher risk rating to premises that operate longer hours; or those that have in the past suffered some enforcement action.

The sum total of each of these then translate into five (5) different risk categories ranging from "very low" to "very high". A very low risk category premises will pay a substantially lower application and annual compliance monitoring fee than premises in a higher risk category.

For Special licenced events, the Regulations provides for three (3) Classes, dependent upon the number of attendees. With Class 1 being the highest risk and Class 3, the lowest.

For a more detailed explanation and in order for applicants to predetermine their individual application and / or annual risk categories, please see the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Fees) Regulations 2013.

Application fee (set by bylaw)

Very low $600.00
Low $994.00
Medium $1,456.00
High $1,669.00
Very high $1,969.00

Annual fee (set by bylaw)

Very low $262.00
Low $637.00
Medium $1,031.00
High $1,687.00
Very high $2,344.00

Special licence fee (set by bylaw)

Class 1 $937.00
Class 2 $337.00
Class 3 $102.00

Other fees (set by regulation)

Temporary Authority * $484.00
Temporary Licence * $484.00
Manager's Certificate * $316.25

* This fee is set through the regulations not through the bylaw but is included here for completeness.