If you wish to sell alcohol as an incorporated chartered or sports club,
you are required to apply for a club licence. All clubs must have a
secretary, and any change must be notified to the
District Licensing Committee within 10 working days. Proceeds from the sale
of alcohol must belong to the club.
There must be a person with a
current manager's certificate on duty at all times when liquor is being
sold or supplied to the public.
Refer to our Alcohol Licensing Fees and Charges page for the fee for a club licence
- The fee must be paid at the time of application and is non-refundable
- The processing time frame is 20 working days provided that all the relevant information is included with the application.
Before you apply for your club licence you will need to obtain:
- Building and planning certificates of compliance
scale plan showing those parts of the premises to be used for the sale
or supply of alcohol, and those part of the premises (if any) that you
designate as restricted or supervised areas
- A map showing the location of the premises, as well as each entrance to the premises that you designate as a principal entrance
photograph of the exterior of the premises (or an artist's impression
of the exterior of the proposed premises as they will look when
- A sample menu presently in use (or proposed to be used should the premises become licensed)
- A Certificate of Incorporation if you have a company and a Host Responsibility Policy
you are not the owner of the premises, a written statement from the
owner to the effect that there is no objection to the grant of the
You must give public notice of the application, in the prescribed form,
within 20 working days after filing the application. Please place the
notice in the public notice section of a local paper, for example The
Press, Northern Outlook or North Canterbury News.
Copies of the
published public notice(s) and dates must be forwarded to the
Waimakariri District Licensing Committee as soon as possible.
10 working days after filing this application with the District
Licensing Committee, the applicant must ensure that notice of the
application in form 1A
is attached in a conspicuous place on or adjacent to the site to which
the application relates (unless the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee) agrees that it is impracticable or unreasonable to do so).
Apply for a Club Licence
Complete the club licence application form
- Send two copies of your application, including all the required information and the fee to:
Waimakariri District Licensing Committee
Waimakariri District Council
Private Bag 1005
Certificates of Compliance
Certificates of Compliance are required to be lodged with your alcohol
licence application. The certificates confirm that your premises and the
use of your premises does not conflict with the Waimakariri District
Plan and the Building Act 2004. Failure to supply these certificates
will cause processing delays.
Applications should include all
necessary information, particularly existing resource consents and
planning certificates (if any), planned usage of floor areas for all
buildings on site, proposed or existing opening hours and maximum number
of occupants. Scaled site plans must also be provided. The site plans
must also demonstrate the car parking provided for each activity on
Building Code Certificate
A Building Code Certificate is required to ensure that the premises complies with the Building Code.