Alcohol regulation

Key statutes

  • Hotel Association of New Zealand Act 1969

  • Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Key secondary legislation

  • Oamaru Licensing Trust (Abolition of Wards) Order 2016

  • Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Vesting of Undertaking of Masterton Licensing Trust in Masterton Community Trust) Order 2016

  • Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Fee-setting Bylaws) Order 2013

  • Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Fees) Regulations 2013

  • Sale and Supply of Alcohol Regulations 2013

Information/links to recent or currently underway reviews

Temporary changes made via immediate modification order:

Information about alcohol licensing during COVID-19

Forward work

Under section 404 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, alcohol licensing fees are reviewed by the Ministry of Justice every five years. The Ministry uses this information to provide a report to the Minister of Justice to consider whether fee regulations should be changed. A review of alcohol licensing fees is due by the end of 2022.