There are a number of legal obligations that your business or group must
meet if you wish to serve or sell liquor in the Waimakariri District.
The Waimakariri District Licensing Agency (DLA) acts on behalf of the Liquor Licensing Authority, and issues liquor licences and manager's
The required criteria for licences and certificates is set out in the Sale of Liquor Act 1989 and Regulations.
It is a legal requirement to obtain a licence before you can sell or
supply liquor. The philosophy behind the Act is not to restrict liquor
sale and supply, but rather to promote safe and legal drinking.
Permanent Liquor Bans
The Waimakariri District has several liquor ban areas. The Liquor Ban Bylaw 2007 includes information on the ban as well as maps of the liquor ban areas.
The type of activity or business you have will determine the type of liquor licence you will need. See below for more information relating to your liquor licence.