This page contains general information about registering a business which requires a licence from Council.
18/03/2020 9:47 a.m.
Important notifications from Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) regarding COVID-19.
MPI - Coronavirus and Food Safety
MoH - Advice for public events and mass gatherings
Council Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) inspect and licence commercial premises such as:
- food premises,
- offensive trades,
- camping grounds and
- funeral directors.
The Environmental Health Officers are also Licensing Inspectors. They inspect premises which hold an alcohol licence.
The Inspectors work with the Police and the Medical Officer of Health to report to the District Licensing Committee on a range of alcohol licensing issues.
Applying for a licence
To find out more about applying for a licence, please follow the links below:
View information about the registration of food premises, what the Food Act means, how to make a food complaint and food premises grading.
Alcohol / Liquor Licensing
View information about liquor licensing including applying for various licenses, our role as a District Licensing Agency, Hearing Agendas and Decisions and liquor bans.
View information about and applying for other licences including Hairdressers, Camping Grounds, Offensive Trades or Funeral Directors.