Liquor Licences, Liquor Bans & District Licensing

The approval of all alcohol applications is carried out by the Thames-Coromandel District Licensing Committee which is a separate legal entity of Council. All applications for licences and managers certificates are determined by the Committee or under delegated authority once all the required processes have been followed.

If you require further information, please email our Customer Services Team or enquire at the following Service Centres:

  • Coromandel Service Centre
    355 Kapanga Road, Coromandel
  • Mercury Bay Service Centre
    10 Monk Street, Whitianga
  • Thames District Office
    515 Mackay Street, Thames
  • Whangamata Area Service Centre
    620 Port Road, Whangamata


Food safety rules changed from 1 March 2016

Under the new Food Act 2014, food businesses and providers will need to meet different requirements depending on what they do and the level of food safety risk involved.

For a quick and easy way to see which requirements will apply to you, visit the MPI website and use the 'Where do I fit?' too.

Find the tool at www.mpi.govt.nz/foodact