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Legislation governing alcohol licensing

This page contains some information about legislation related to the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol.

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act came into force on 18 December 2013.  It introduces more control of the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol than was seen in the former Act.  It gives the wider community more say on where alcohol can be sold and supplied in their area, mainly through the development of the Local Alcohol Policy.

We are required by statute to provide the facilities and services to operate a District Licensing Committee for the purposes of enforcing the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act.

The object of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act is that:

  1. the sale, supply, and consumption of alcohol should be undertaken safely and responsibly; and
  2. the harm caused by the excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol should be minimised.

Harm is defined as including:

  1. any crime, damage, death, disease, disorderly behaviour, illness, or injury, directly or indirectly caused, or directly or indirectly contributed to, by the excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol; and
  2. any harm to society generally or the community, directly or indirectly caused, or directly or indirectly contributed to, by any crime, damage, death, disease, disorderly behaviour, illness, or injury of a kind described in paragraph (a).

Liquor Control Bylaw

We have created a bylaw to control the use of alcohol in public places.

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