Approved ID

Young people (18+ years) need to provide photographic proof of age to purchase alcohol or to get into some types of licensed premises.

The forms of ID that have been approved under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Regulations 2013 are:

  • any current passport
  • a current New Zealand driver licence
  • a Hospitality NZ 18+ card.  You can download a 18+ card application form or pick up one up at your nearest PostShop. The card will cost you $50. To apply, you will need to take your completed form, a passport-sized photo, identification to prove you are over 18, and proof of address to a PostShop.