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Local alcohol policy

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).

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