Apply early for Summer event special licences

If you’re holding an event this summer that will require a special alcohol licence, plan ahead and apply as soon as possible or you risk missing out.

Applications now need to be lodged at least 20 working days before the event is held (although exceptions may be made for unforeseen events, such as funerals).

Working days do not include weekends, statutory holidays or any day from 20 December to 15 January (inclusive). The Special Licence application deadlines:

  • December 2017 event: apply by 3 November 2017
  • January 2018 event: apply by 17 November 2017
  • February 2018 event: apply by 8 December 2017

For more details phone (03) 211 1777 email dlc@icc.govt.nz or visit the ICC website’s Alcohol Licensing section.