The sale and supply of alcohol to any member of the public requires a licence under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
The object of this Act is to ensure that the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol is undertaken safely and responsibly and the harm caused by the excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol is minimised.
Whanganui District Council, like all other local authorities, oversees the administration of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 within its district.
If you have any questions about alcohol licensing, please contact us at (06) 349 0001.
Changes to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Community Participation) Amendment Act 2023 (the Amendment Act) makes it easier for communities to have a say in alcohol regulation in their area, by making targeted changes to the alcohol licensing process in the Act. Read more about the changes here