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Alcohol licence applications will be advertised online

Waikato District Council is making it simpler and more cost effective to let the public know when you have applied for an alcohol licence. It will also be easier for people to find details about current alcohol licence applications.

“From Monday 2 November, people applying for a new alcohol licence, or renewing a licence, will no longer have to publish a public notice in the newspaper,” says Environmental Health Team Leader Anthony Pipe.

“Instead they will complete a template that is contained in the application or renewal form and the notice will be advertised on the Council website.”

These changes will make it easier for the applicant, but it will also make it easier for the public to find the notices, says Mr Pipe.

“At the moment, the public notice is advertised in the newspaper and people don’t often see it. With the changes, the application will be available on our website for 20 days after the application is submitted.”

Applicants will still be required to put a notice outside their premises. The process for making an objection to an application remains the same.

The new process will begin on Monday 2 November. There will be an administrative fee for this from 1 July 2021. You will find more information on our website. 

For more information please contact:

Sheryl Flay
Senior Communications & Engagement Advisor
Waikato District Council
027 55 11 601