Alcohol Licences

The Kāpiti Coast District Council administers the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and has appointed the Kāpiti Coast District Licensing Committee (DLC) to consider and determine applications for:

  • licences and managers' certificates
  • renewal of licences and managers' certificates
  • temporary authoritity orders
  • special licences

Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, anyone who wants to sell or supply alcohol must have a current alcohol licence.

Applications for licences and certificates are processed by the Licensing Team at Council. We aim to deliver an effective service by raising awareness of the statutory requirements and helping you to navigate through the process. 

Applying for an Alcohol Licence

Find out which alcohol licence you need, how to apply for a new licence, renew an existing one, or get a temporary authority for existing licensed premises.

Newsletters for Licensees

For updates and changes related to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, read our latest newsletter: Newsletter for Licensees May 2017 Newsletter for Licensees October 2016        

District Licensing Committee

The District Licensing Committee (DLC) determines applications for new and renewed alcohol licences, special licences, temporary authority orders, managers’ certificates and any other duties as set out in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. Meetings are usually held in Council Chambers, 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu.

Managing Licensed Premises

Find out how to apply for or renew a manager's certificate and access information on training providers.

Objecting to an alcohol licence

Any person who has a 'greater interest' in the application for an alcohol licence than the public generally may object to the grant or renewal of that licence.  The Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 The object of section 4 of this Act is: (a) The sale,...

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 was passed as law in December 2012. It replaces the Sale of Liquor Act 1989 from 18 December 2013.

Alcohol licensing fees

Alcohol licensing fees Special licences Fees payable for other applications Related links The application fee applies to applications for new licences, renewals of licences and variations to licences.  Application fees are payable on date of applicatio...