All licensed premises must have a current Certificate of Compliance (Alcohol). This certifies that the proposed use of the premises (for the alcohol licence) meets the requirements of the Building Code and Resource Management Act 1991.

Download and complete a Certificate of Compliance form [PDF 61KB]

These are required for all new premises licences. They may also be required if you are making changes to your business or building and applying for a variation of licence conditions. It is important that you apply as soon as possible as we cannot issue your licence without it.

Certificate of compliance fees

The fee for Certificate of Compliance is $169.30 from 1 July 2019 and this is set by Council.

Payment of Fees

View Alcohol licensing fees [PDF, 1.6 MB]. The fees for processing your application are non-refundable and must be paid when you apply for your licence. 

Most fees are set by the regulations.  However, any fees set by Council may be subject to annual review and any changes take effect on 1 July each year.

Payments can be made by: Cash, Cheque, or EFTPOS.

For other payment options please contact directly a Technical Officer in the Alcohol Licensing Team to discuss and for more information, ph 03 941 8999 or .

NB: We can only process your applications once we have both the Proof of Payment of fees and the required paperwork (application form and required documents).

View a summary of this page on the Alcohol licensing fees information sheet [PDF, 1.6 MB]. [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Further information

Information for hospitality developers and building owners

Information developers, building owners and prospective tenants need to know early in the process about alcohol and food licensing and compliance requirements for hospitality developments.

 Is your development or building intended for hospitality use? [PDF, 1.5 MB]