About the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 has replaced the Sale of Liquor Act 1989. It introduces a new system to control the sale and supply of alcohol in New Zealand to help ensure that:
- The sale, supply and consumption of alcohol is undertaken safely and responsibly
- That harm caused by the misuse of alcohol is minimised
To sell or provide alcohol to the public you must have an alcohol licence.
Marlborough District Council is the District Licensing Committee for the Marlborough region and issues alcohol licences and managers’ certification to suitable applicants.
Find out here if you need a licence, what types of licences there are, and how to apply.
If you have any questions, contact the Alcohol Administration Officer at Marlborough District Council.
Types of Licences
Fees for alcohol licences.
Application forms for various alcohol licences.
District Licensing Committee decisions.
The passing of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 enables councils to work with their communities to develop a local alcohol policy.
If you are a duty manager in a licensed premise, you must ensure the staff and premise follow the rules of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
The aim of this bylaw is to control the consumption and possession of liquor in public places.
A Premises Licence is a licence that allows you to sell or supply liquor to the public.
A Special Licence covers times when you will be selling or providing alcohol for a special, one-off event.
When you buy licensed premises such as a restaurant or bar, the licence cannot be transferred to the new owner.
If you need to change the conditions of an existing alcohol licence you must apply for a variation.