Register of licences & certificates

Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (the Act), the Ministry of Justice is required to maintain a register of each managers’ certificate and licence that is granted under the Act.

Manager’s certificate register

Download ARLA manager’s certificate register [XLSX, 3 MB]

This register contains a list of every person in New Zealand who holds an active manager’s certificate. When alcohol is being sold, supplied or consumed on or from a licenced premises there must be a person who holds a manager’s certificate on duty at all times (except where section 215 of the Act applies).

The register also contains information on:

  • the District Licencing Committee that issued or renewed the manager’s certificate. This is sorted in order of District Licencing Committee number, starting from 01 at the top of the North Island
  • whether the certificate is new or a renewal
  • the certificate holder’s name
  • the certificate number
  • the date the certificate expires

Licence register

Download ARLA licence register [XLSX, 1.8 MB]

This register contains a list of all active licences in New Zealand. The sale of alcohol to the public requires the seller to have a licence.

The register contains information on:

  • the District Licencing Committee where the licenced premises is located. This is sorted in order of District Licencing Committee number, starting from 01 at the top of the North Island
  • whether the licence is new or a renewal
  • the licence category, and conditions including the days and hours alcohol can be sold, supplied or consumed
  • the Licensee name, premises name and premises address
  • the licence number
  • the date the licence expires

Both registers are updated quarterly in February, May, August and November. Please note that they may not always be fully up to date at the time of reading.

The last update was on 21 February 2018. The next update will be May 2018.

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