If you already have a particular concern, or there is an opportunity to take action on alcohol right now, this section provides some helpful information.
Submissions are an opportunity for you to have your say in decision-making processes. Even if you haven’t made a submission before, it is easy to do, and it is an important way of making your views heard.
The law now gives communities a stronger voice when it comes to issuing licences to sell or supply alcohol. There are more options to object to a licence that affects you than has been the case in the past.
Local alcohol policies, sometimes called LAPs, have legal standing under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This means that local alcohol policies must be considered in all decisions about alcohol licences.
All alcohol advertising and promotion must comply with the Code for Advertising and Promotion of Alcohol
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 created offences and penalties for certain irresponsible alcohol promotions or activities by licensed premises, such as bars and bottle stores.
Call the Alcohol Drug Helpline on 0800 787 797, visit their website, or free txt 8681.