The purpose of this page is to provide sufficient information for any person who wishes to make application (or renewal) of a Club-licence under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
What is a Club-Licence?
An Club-licence authorises the holder of the licence to sell and supply alcohol to:
- Any member of the Club
- Any person who is a guest of, and is accompanied by, a member.
- Any member of any other club with which the holder of the licence has an arrangement for reciprocal visiting rights for members of the clubs.
Information Required with Application
An application for a Club-licence is required to be accompanied by the following:
- Application Form
- A photograph of the exterior of the premises or an artist's impression of the exterior of the proposed premises.
- A map showing the location of the premises
- A scale of plan showing
- Those parts of the premises that are to be used for the sale or supply of alcohol.
- Those parts of the premises (if any) that the applicant intends should be designated as "restricted" or "supervised" areas.
- Each entrance to the premises that the applicant intends should be designated as a principal entrance.
- A written statement from the owner to the effect that the owner has no objection to the grant of the licence.
- A certificate from Council's Planning Division that the proposed use of the premises meets Town Planning requirements. The fee is $100.00 for this certificate.
- A certificate from Council's Building Division that the proposed use of the premises meets Building requirements. The fee is $118.00 for this certificate.
- The prescribed fee.
Processing of the Application
The application shall be forwarded to:
South Waikato District Licensing Committee
Private Bag 7
A copy of the application will be sent to the Police, Fire Service, Medical Officer of Health and the Inspector appointed under the Act, for a report.
The applicant will receive a copy of these reports.
Within 20 working days after filing the application, the applicant shall give public notice of the application.
Any person (over the age of 18 years) who has a greater interest in the application than the general public may object to the grant of a Club licence.
A copy of every objection shall be sent to the applicant.
Criteria for Club Licence
In considering the application for an On-Licence, we must consider:
1. We review the circumstances of your application, including:
- your suitability as a licensee
- the days and times you want to sell alcohol
- whether you sell or provide goods or services besides alcohol
- your proposed host responsibility arrangements
- the design and layout of your premises, etc.
2. We forward your application to the following agencies:
- NZ Police
- Public health
- Alcohol licensing inspector.
3. We inspect your premises and assess your host responsibility arrangements.
4. We make a recommendation to the District Licensing Committee to either grant or oppose your application.
Conditions of Club Licence
The following conditions shall apply to the licence:
- There shall at all times be a Secretary of the Club.
- Within 10 working days of the appointment of a new secretary, the club
must inform the Secretary of the South Waikato District Licensing Agency of the
name of the new secretary
- That all proceeds from the sale of alcohol shall belong to the club.
- The club must have available for consumption on the premises, at all
times when the club is open for the sale of alcohol, a reasonable range of
non-alcoholic refreshments and low alcoholic beverages
- Food must be available for consumption on the premises as follows: At all times when the premises are authorised to be open for the sale of alcohol, food of a range and style similar to that shown on any menu submitted or a range of snack foods in the nature of pies, sandwiches, filled rolls, pizzas and the like, must be conveniently available for all members and their guests and the availability of those foodstuffs must be notified to them by appropriate notices throughout the premises.
The licensee must ensure that signs are prominently displayed within the licensed premises detailing information regarding alternative forms of transport from the premises.
The licensee must implement and maintain the steps proposed in the application for the licence aimed at promoting the responsible consumption of liquor.
The Club Committee must ensure that the provisions of the Act relating to the sale and supply of alcohol to prohibited persons are observed.
Duration of Club Licence
Every Club-licence shall continue in force
- Until 1 year after the date of issue; or
- If an application for the renewals is duly made, until the application is determined.
Renewal of Club Licence
- Every application for renewal of a Club-licence shall:
- Be filed with the District Licensing Committee no later than 20 working days before the expiry of the licence.
- Be accompanied with the prescribed fee.
- Within 20 working days after filing the application, the applicant shall give public notice.
- Objections may be made.
- Reports will be received from the Police, Fire Service, Medical Officer of Health and Inspector.
Display of Signs and Licence
The holder of a Club-licence shall ensure that there is displayed a copy of the licence and conditions at the principal entrance of the premises.