For the 2023/24 financial year (starting in July 2023) the council is making a one-off rates remission (reduction) of up to $500 available for households facing a rates rise higher than $700.
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Every holder of an on-licence, off-licence or a club licence (and in some circumstances, a special licence) must appoint a certified manager.
Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, a manager must be 20 years or older and must hold the prescribed qualification (which currently is a Licence Controllers Qualification, LCQ), which covers knowledge of the Act and host responsibility requirements. You must also have current experience in the industry of at least three to six months.
You can also pay the licence fee via credit card or bank transfer as part of the application process.