Special Licence Applications


Are you planning to hold an event where you want to sell or supply alcohol over the Christmas and New Year period?

Then here are some things you need to know:

  • We must receive your application(s) by 23 November 2022
  • Special licence applications must be received at least 20 working days* (preferably more) before your event date
  • For large events it's recommended you apply well in advance of the 20 working days
  • Late applications won’t be accepted

*Working days don't include public holidays, weekends and the period from 20 December to 15 January inclusive.

If your application is contested (opposed or objected to), it will go to a hearing in front of the District Licensing Committee and any decision about your application will take longer.

Need advice? Contact us if you have any questions, email customer.services@tcdc.govt.nz or phone us at 07 8680200.