Special licences

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A special Licence allows for the sale of alcohol at special occasions.  This is normally used to extend the hours or area of a licensed premise or to Licence one-off or a series of up to 12 events where no Licence is currently held.

It ​is valid for the particular event, or series of events, or social gatherings specified in the Licence.  Applications must be lodged 20 working days before the date of the functions.

Licensing Inspector, Police and Medical Officer of Health will report on your application.  If there are no objections it will be approved.  If there are any objections that cannot be resolved, your application will be referred to the District Licensing Committee (DLC) for determination.

Events with over 400 people require an “Alcohol​​ Management Plan” ​

To apply:

Print 
Application form – complete this PDF​​ online and save to your local drive
Alcohol Management Plan - complete this Word online and save to your local drive

Submit the required completed forms above to  Ashburton District Council Administration Building for processing.

Now we have an online application option available
Application form – complete this PDF​​ online and save to your local drive
Alcohol Management Plan - complete this Word online and save to your local drive

Then click on this link​ to begin your online application.

Under the attachments section in the application, you can then attach the completed PDF application form plus any other information – such as an Alcohol Management plan (if required) which will be received by Council for processing.

An invoice will be emailed once the fee is determined on the size or number of event(s).
Page reviewed: 31 Jul 2020 3:20pm