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) (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).