District Licensing Committees

District licensing committees (DLCs) are set up under the Act and are administered by your local council. DLCs are independent decision-making bodies. Within their local areas, DLCs decide applications for:

  • new on-licences, off-licences, club and special licences
  • renewals of on-licences, off-licences and club licences
  • new and renewed managers’ certificates
  • variations of licence conditions
  • enforcement action for special licences.

More information about district licensing committees.

Guides on objecting to or applying for a licence to sell or supply alcohol

The downloadable booklets below are provide guidance and information to support people appearing before a district licensing committee. There is one about applying for a licence to sell or supply alcohol and one about objecting to a licence to sell or supply alcohol. They contain information about:

  • the current law on alcohol licensing
  • how to apply for or object to a licence
  • how licensing hearings work
  • how licensing decisions are made.

Download the booklet on objecting to a licence to sell or supply alcohol  (PDF, 246KB)

 

 

Download the booklet on applying for a licence to sell or supply alcohol  (PDF, 215KB)