Resource publications

Publications can be found below. The search tool can be used to search the publications by keyword or category.

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Alcohol Game Plan for bar staff - Managing alcohol in clubs

1 February 2018

This is a short guide for people working behind the bar in clubs with a club licence to serve and supply alcohol. It outlines key requirements, such as, only serving alcohol to club members or guests of members, and host responsibility strategies and interventions. 


Download (pdf, 341.31 KB)

On-licensed premises toolkit

19 December 2017

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 premises with alcohol on-licences. The folder resource has space to collate all relevant information in one place.

Please note the folder toolkit resource is currently only for bars, taverns, restaurants and other on-licensed premises.

If you are a licensee and would like to order a copy, contact your local licensing inspector or public health officer who can deliver it to your premises.Only licensing inspectors and public health officers should order copies of the folder resource but anyone can download the PDF booklet version.

Download (pdf, 1.89 MB)

Good Vibes - alcohol-free events guide

3 November 2017

The Good Vibes Guide provides useful ideas for anyone wanting to organise a successful alcohol-free event for young people, such as school balls, music or sports events, and family gatherings. This short book resource (16 pages) was developed with ZEAL.

It is available below as an online print-friendly version.  A digital version can be found here and ZEAL's Good Vibes videos here

Download (pdf, 906.87 KB)

Objecting to a licence to sell or supply alcohol: A guide to objections and hearings

31 October 2017

This guide is for people who are concerned about an application for a new or renewed alcohol licence in their community. It will help you decide whether to make an objection to a licence, and lead you through the objection and hearings process under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.


Download (pdf, 246.73 KB)

Guide to applying for a licence to sell or supply alcohol

31 October 2017

This booklet provides information about applying for a new or renewed licence to sell or supply alcohol under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

It is only available online to download.

Download (pdf, 215.7 KB)

Under Age Host Responsibility Poster

25 October 2017

'Alcohol will not be sold to minors' A4 poster for use in licensed premises and at event where alcohol is sold.

Download (pdf, 217.39 KB)

Long-term health effects of drinking alcohol poster

21 September 2017

A poster image of the long-term health effects of drinking alcohol. This image can also be downloaded and printed on your printer.  A4 posters can also be ordered.

Download (pdf, 86.8 KB)

Gone Too Far? Intoxicated? poster

1 September 2017

An A4 poster for licensed premises.

Download (pdf, 224.06 KB)

Date of Birth card

6 June 2017

Date of Birth pocket sized cards for bar and security staff to assist them correctly calculate a patron’s age from their date of birth. The information on the cards is also available as A3 and/or A4 posters.

Download (pdf, 299.43 KB)

National guidance on remote sales of alcohol

14 December 2016

This short guidance document is for individuals and businesses who sell alcohol remotely. It describes the types of remote sellers and the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 requirements that need to be met to sell alcohol remotely.

Download (pdf, 121.61 KB)

Alcohol – The Body and Health Effects Book

1 August 2016

This publication provides a brief overview of the health and body effects of alcohol. It is a series of short summaries based on available evidence.

Download (pdf, 428.06 KB)

DrinkCheck pamphlet

12 May 2016

A popular pamplet that includes:

  • the Drinkcheck questionnaire (WHO's AUDIT tool) to test drinking levels, with information on how to understand the results
  • HPA's low-risk alcohol drinking advice
  • information about standard drinks.
Download (pdf, 449.82 KB)

Ki te Ao Mārama - DVD & workbook

12 May 2016

A DVD (which follows the journey of three people through their addiction, treatment and into their life of recovery) and an accompanying workbook. It is for Māori who are needing help to overcome any problems they may have with their alcohol and/or drug use. 

Download (pdf, 1.74 MB)

Straight up Guide to Standard Drinks pamphlet

30 April 2016

A pamphlet that explains what a standard drink is and shows how many standard drinks are in a range of types of alcoholic drinks.  

Download (pdf, 438.42 KB)

Stopping Drinking booklet

14 March 2016

A booklet to help people who have decided to stop drinking or are worried about their drinking and are looking for support to stop. It is one of the six booklets in the Alcohol and Your Health series.

Download (pdf, 188.61 KB)