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Last reviewed: Thu, 13 Nov 2014

Alcohol licensing

Most people like to have a drink when they celebrate a special occasion or socialise. However misuse of alcohol can lead to social problems. The Christchurch City Council the Police, Community and Public Health have a responsibility to control how alcohol is sold, supplied and consumed. Hosts, retailers and alcohol suppliers also need to ensure they and their staff have the right training and the correct licence so guests and customers can enjoy alcohol responsibly and within the law.

Alcohol special licence for this summer

Holding a summer event? Ensure you get your special alcohol licence in before 18 December 2014.

If you’re planning an event this summer and require an alcohol special licence:

Types of alcohol licences

Apply for an alcohol licence

Application forms

Manager’s certificates

Object to the granting of an alcohol licence

Host responsibility

Alcohol bans

Supplying food


Alcohol licence public notifications

Christchurch Tri-Agency Newsletter

Contact Us

If you require more information or assistance please contact the Christchurch City Council Alcohol Licensing Team:

Phone: (03) 941 8827


Authorising Unit: Inspections and Enforcement

Last reviewed: Thursday, 13 November 2014

Next review: Friday, 13 November 2015

Keywords: alcohol, liquor licence, liquor licensing