Alcohol in clubs

If your club sells or supplies alcohol to its members and to others, there are many requirements that you need to know about to comply with the law and to be responsible hosts.

Resources are available to help clubs with a club licence to manage how they serve and supply alcohol.

Resources & tools About & where to find

Alcohol Game Plan for club committees - Managing alcohol in clubs

A short guide (A4 book) for club committees and managers with a club licence. It has the key requirements, such as, only serving alcohol to club members or guests of members, club alcohol and host responsibility policies, bar staff training, alcohol management plans, and penalties and fines.

Download or order this A4 book resource

Alcohol Game Plan for bar staff - Managing alcohol in clubs

A short guide (A4 book) for people working behind the bar in clubs with a club licence. It outlines key requirements, such as, only serving alcohol to club members or guests of members, and host responsibility strategies and interventions.

Download or order this A4 book resource

Clubs server question card & bar sign poster

 

 

Small card (A6 size) with questions that servers need to ask before selling alcohol to customers in a club. One card includes ‘guests of a member of another club with reciprocal visiting rights’. Check the conditions of your club licence to see which card to order.

A bar sign poster (A5 size) to remind club customers that they can only purchase alcohol if they are an authorised customer.

Download or order cards and signage.

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

Alcohol free area logo & templates

 

Alcohol free logos and templates to download and use on a range of medium. They are available in colour or black and white and in various file formats. The templates are for creating alcohol free posters and signage.

Find alcohol free logos and templates

ServeWise training

ServeWise is a national e-Learning tool developed for sellers and servers of alcohol, including in clubs.

The modules in the online training take approximately an hour to complete and are free of charge.

Do the ServeWise training

Licensed premises – templates & forms

 

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

Find licensed premises – templates & forms

How to get an club licence to sell and supply alcohol

To apply for an alcohol licence for your club or ask about an existing licence, contact your local council.

Find contact details your local authority

FAQs – about licensing

Useful alcohol.org.nz links

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

You can also contact an HPA Regional Manager - Find contact details.