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District Licensing Committees (DLCs)

There is at least one DLC situated within each territorial authority (local council). It has the prime responsibility for issuing alcohol licences.

Alcohol licensing and hearings: A guide for DLCs

This guide is for members of district licensing committees – whether you are new to alcohol licensing or have had previous experience.

Guidance for regulatory agencies

Guidance information and resources for regulatory agencies, including the licensing and hearings guide, licencing manuals, infosheets and guideline documents.

Alcohol licensing and hearings: a guide for regulatory agencies

This guide is for licensing inspectors from local government, New Zealand Police, Medical Officers of Health or their delegate. If you work in one of these roles you may need to appear before a District Licensing Committee (DLC) on an application for an alcohol licence or manager’s certificate.

Collaboration: a guide for regulatory agencies

Insights for effective collaboration based on input from regulatory agency personnel in New Zealand working together to reduce alcohol-related harm.

Alcohol licensing infosheets

Downloadable information for regulatory agencies.