Alcohol Regulatory & Licensing Authority (ARLA)

The Alcohol and Regulatory Licensing Authority, also known as ARLA, is an independent Tribunal established by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

The Authority considers and determines applications made by Licensing Inspectors and the Police for the variation, suspension, or cancellation of liquor licences and manager’s certificates.

The Authority considers and determines:

  • appeals against decisions made by district licensing committees; and
  • appeals against elements of provisional local alcohol polices developed by local councils.

Notice of appeal against a decision of a district licensing committee [PDF, 303 KB]

Notice of appeal against a decision of a provisional local alcohol policy [PDF, 301 KB]

If ARLA agrees, District Licensing Committees may also refer to ARLA applications for licences and manager’s certificates (or their renewal) for consideration and determination.

For more information, see:

Register of licences & certificates

Decisions

Please note that If you are wishing to apply for a licence to sell or supply alcohol, or for a manager’s certificate, you will need to apply to your territorial authority [local council] first.

List of local councils(external link)

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