Applications for alcohol licences (new and renewal) must be notified to the public.

Where can you find the formal public notice of an application?

All applicants are required to post a public notice in a local newspaper.  See the Public Notices listed in classified adverts in either The Press or The Christchurch Star. Please note, The Christchurch Star is not available for Akaroa  / Banks Peninsula.  

Applicants are also required to display a copy of the public notice on the actual premises.

If you have a query about an application, the public notice or the notification process, please contact the Alcohol Licensing Team directly on (03) 941 8827,  941 8068 or 941 5470.

We will be able to confirm the date the first publication was made by the applicant and the date the formal notification period ends. We can also arrange for a viewing of the application. 

Viewing of applications

Applications (which include a plan of the premises) may be viewed in person with an alcohol licensing inspector who is available to any answer questions you may have.  An appointment is required. Viewing is available during ordinary office hours, these are Monday to Friday, at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, located at the main Civic offices at 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch.  Please phone the Alcohol Licensing Team to discuss and arrange a suitable appointment time for you.

Decision on applications

View the decisions made by the Christchurch District Licensing Committee.