Guidance for regulatory agencies

Guidance information is available to assist regulatory agencies in their work in monitoring and enforcing the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and other relevant legislation.

Regulatory agencies include police, alcohol licencing inspectors and medical officers of health or their representatives.

Guidance resources About and where to find

An online guide to help prepare for District Licencing Committee (DLC) hearings.

Part 1 sets out the foundations of best practice. It covers six areas:

  1. The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
  2. Gathering and using information and evidence
  3. Developing the theory of a case
  4. Natural justice
  5. Case law
  6. Conflicts of interest

Part 2 covers the five steps in the licensing process:

  1. Inquiring into the application
  2. Report writing
  3. Hearing preparation
  4. The hearing and the decision
  5. Appeals to ARLA

The guide also contains templates, report examples and useful links.

Go to the Alcohol Licensing and Hearings Guide.

Licensing manuals

  • Club licence licensing manual
  • Off-licence licensing manual
  • On-licence licensing manual

Online licensing manuals are available for DLC secretariats and regulatory agencies to assist with the process of receiving and determining licence applications.

Club licence licensing manual

Off-licence licensing manual

On-licence licensing manual

 

 

Alcohol licensing infosheets

A series of downloadable infosheets are available to assist with alcohol licensing:

  • Amenity and good order
  • BYO endorsements for restaurants
  • Caterers
  • Complementary sales
  • Consistency
  • Discretionary conditions and undertakings
  • Duty to collaborate
  • Large-scale events
  • Retirement villages
  • Wineries and cellar doors.

Go to these alcohol licensing infosheets.

Clubs Toolkit

This resource is available as a booklet to download or as a folder resource. It provides an overview of the legal obligations and responsibilities of clubs with alcohol licences. The folder resource has space to collate all relevant information in one place. 

If you are a club and would like to order a copy, contact your local licensing inspector, Police alcohol harm prevention officer or public health officer who can deliver it to your premises. 

Only licensing inspectors, Police alcohol harm prevention officers and public health officers may order copies of the folder resource but anyone can download the PDF booklet version

Download or order this A4 book resource

Controlled Purchase Operations (CPOs) Guidelines

An A4 guide about undertaking controlled purchase operations (CPOs) to reduce the illegal sale of alcohol from licensed premises to under-age people. This resource aims to help ensure operations are robust, defensible, supported by best practices and nationally consistent. 

This resource includes checklists, information sheets and forms.

Download the CPO guidelines (PDF, 203 KB)

Guidelines for Managing Alcohol at Large Events

An A4 guidance book with best-practice models and other guidance information to enable a planned approach to managing alcohol at large events. This guidance is for regulatory agencies and event organisers, licensees, security providers and others.

Te Hiringa Hauora produced this resource in partnership with the New Zealand Police.

Download or order this A4 book resource

Guidelines for Safe Zones at Large Events

An A4 guidance book that helps event organisers and Safe Zone providers work with regulatory agencies to provide a Safe Zones for intoxicated patrons at large events. This is a companion resource to the Guidelines for Managing Alcohol at Large Events.

Download or order this A4 book resource

Guidelines on CPTED for licensed premises

  • Safer bars and restaurants – A guide to Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Safer bottle stores - A guide to Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)

These guidelines replace what was formerly one guideline. They are A4 guidance books with guidance information for licensees and their staff to assist in establishing and maintaining a safe and secure environment in pubs, taverns, hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes, clubs and bottle stores.

Download or order these A4 book resources

National Guidance on Alcohol Promotions 

  • On-licensed premises
  • Off-licensed premises

Guidance sheets about alcohol advertising, promotions, activities and events that are likely to be considered acceptable or unacceptable in on-licensed premises and in off-licensed premises under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Download or order alcohol promotions guidance sheets

National Guidance on remote sales of alcohol

A guidance sheet about the requirements that need to be met to sell alcohol remotely.

Download remote sales of alcohol guidance sheet (PDF, 141 KB)

Health Impact Assessment Guidelines

An A4 guidance book with guidelines for conducting a health impact assessment as a tool for local alcohol planning.

Download the health impact assessment guidelines (PDF, 1.96 MB)

On-licensed premises toolkit

A folder resource that regulatory agencies can order to provide to premises with alcohol on-licences. It provides an overview of the legal obligations and responsibilities of premises with alcohol on-licences. The toolkit includes templates, forms and checklists that can also be downloaded in PDF form – see box below.

Download or order on-licensed premises toolkit folder

Licensed premises – templates & forms

Downloadable templates, forms & checklists for use by premises with licences to sell and supply alcohol.

Find licensed premises – templates & forms

Intoxication Assessment Tool pocket card and posters

A pocket card (A6) and A4/A3 sized posters with information for servers about how to assess if a customer is intoxicated or near intoxication and cannot be served alcohol.

Download or order cards and signage

Off-licensed premises toolkit

A folder resource that regulatory agencies can order to provide to bottle stores. It provides an overview of the legal obligations and responsibilities of off-licensed bottle stores. The toolkit includes templates, forms and checklists that can also be downloaded in PDF form – see box below.

Download or order off-licensed premises toolkit folder

Useful alcohol.org.nz links

There is lots of useful information on this website. Have a look around.

You can also contact a Te Hiringa Hauora Regional Manager - Find contact details.

Disclaimer
The information contained in guidance resources is intended as a general guide. While reasonable measures have been taken to ensure that the information is current and accurate as at October 2018, Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency cannot accept any liability for any inaccuracy, omission or deficiency in relation to the information. It is not legal advice and you should not rely on anything contained in this guide in any legal proceedings. The information provided does not replace or alter the laws of New Zealand, and you should consult the legislation and obtain your own legal and professional advice, as appropriate. Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency will not accept liability for any action taken in reliance on anything contained in guidance resources.