1. Get all the information together
Read the checklist on the front page of your application form to make sure you include all the documents we need.
2. Calculate your fee
You need to pay a non-refundable fee with your application. You can use the information on the application form to calculate your fee, or use our Alcohol licence fee calculator (PDF, 70KB).
3. Apply and submit your application
Pick up an application from a council officer or download the form:
On licence: Application for new on-licence (PDF, 760KB)
Off-licence: Application for new off-licence (PDF, 792KB)
Club licence: Application for new club licence (PDF, 661KB)
You can drop off your application at any of our office and pay by cash, cheque, eftpos, or credit card.
If posting your application, please include a cheque.
Masterton District Council
PO Box 444
We will process your application and contact you with the decision before your event. If there are any issues, we will let you know. Incomplete applications will be returned with a request for the missing information.
4. Publish a public notice
After you lodge your application, you’ll need to notify the public. You will be given further information when making your application. Public notices must be displayed on the premises and in a local newspaper.
5. Accessing and processing your application
We will forward your application to the District Licensing Committee who will make the final decision. If your application is approved, we will post your renewed licence to you.
We will let you know if:
- Members of the public object to your application
- NZ Police or Regional Public Health Service oppose your application.
The District Licensing Committee will contact you and you may need to attend a public hearing before a final decision is made.