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If you have an On, Off or Club Licence that is nearing its expiry date, you will need to renew it before it expires, if you wish to continue selling alcohol.
To renew your licence, you will need to submit your application and payment before the expiry date, otherwise the renewal will not be accepted.
If you are too late and wish to continue selling alcohol, you will need to apply for a new licence. If not, you will need to ensure all alcohol is removed from the premise.
An on-licence allows you to sell and supply of alcohol for consumption at a specified premise. For example, a bar, restaurant or café.
On-Licence renewal application form
An off-licence allows for the sale, supply or delivery of alcohol for consumption off the premises where it is sold. For example, bottle stores, supermarkets and online stores.
Off-Licence renewal application form
A club licence allows for the sale and supply of alcohol for consumption by club members and their guests. For example, sports clubs and social clubs.
Club licence renewal application form
You can submit your application by email, post or in-person.
Once you have submitted your renewal application form, you need to notify the public of your application in two ways:
It takes a minimum of four weeks to process On, Off and Club licence renewal applications.
The application is reviewed and reported on by the Alcohol Harm Reduction Officer at the NZ Police (Far North District), Medical Officer of Health at the Northland District Health Board, NZ Fire and Emergency Service (Far North District) and one of our Licensing Inspectors.
If there are any issues or concerns with the application, or it is opposed by a member of the public you will be contacted and advised of a possible public hearing.
If there are no concerns or issues the application is forwarded to the District Licensing Committee to consider.
If your application is granted, we will issue the licence. There are no refunds for declined applications.
Licences are generally renewed every three years. It is your responsibility to make sure you renew your licence and pay the annual fee before it expires.
Far North District Council
District Licensing Committee
Private Bag 752, Memorial Ave
You can bring your application into one of our customer services centres where you can pay by cash, eftpos or credit card.
You can email your application to email@example.com.