The Local Alcohol Policy covers all types of licences including on-licences, off-licences, club and special licences. In summary, the Local Alcohol Policy states:
The maximum trading hours for all On-licences:
Monday to Sunday, 8:00 am until 2:00 am the following day (24 hours per day for in-bedroom mini-bars in hotels)
The maximum trading hours for all Off-licences:
Monday to Sunday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
The maximum trading hours for all Club licences:
Monday to Sunday, 8:00 am until 2:00 am the following day
Other conditions are also included for all types of licences, and controls on the location of new off-licence premises are imposed.
The policy came into force on Saturday 14 March 2015.
Tasman District Council Local Alcohol Policy (pdf, 132 KB)
About Local Alcohol Policies
Through a Local Alcohol Policy, the community is able to:
- Limit the location of licensed premises in particular areas or near certain types of facilities, such as in specific neighbourhoods or near schools or churches;
- Limit the density of licensed premises by specifying whether new licences or types of licences should be issued in a particular area;
- Impose conditions on groups of licences, such as a “one-way door” condition that would allow patrons to leave premises but not enter or re-enter after a certain time;
- Recommend discretionary conditions for licences;
- Restrict or extend the default maximum trading hours set in the Act, which are:
- 8:00 am - 4:00 am for on-licences (such as pubs and restaurants)
- 7:00 am - 11:00 pm for off-licences (such as bottle stores and supermarkets).