New Zealand alcohol laws
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and laws concerning the supply of alcohol to under-18s, drink driving rules, advertising restrictions, and more.
Background to alcohol drinking advice
Learn about what evidence informs the drinking advice from Te Hiringa Hauora.
Alcohol advertising and promotion
Learn about the Advertising Standards Authority and Liquor Advertising Pre-vetting System.
Age and the law
The age for purchasing alcohol in New Zealand is 18. This means anyone who is aged 18 years or over and shows approved ID can enter licensed premises and buy alcohol.