A boil water is in place for businesses and properties across Queenstown following a number of confirmed local cases of illness caused by the protozoa, cryptosporidium. This affects all properties serviced by the Council’s Queenstown supply including Frankton, Quail Rise and Tucker Beach Rd, Kelvin Heights and Hanley’s Farm. Read more here.

From Monday 18 September there will be no parking available directly outside the Gorge Road Council office due to construction activity associated with the Town Centre Arterial Road. Our Gorge Road Council office will be open as usual. But if you’d prefer, you can make use of our online services via our website or give us a call on 03 441 0499.

The state of local emergency in Queenstown, originally declared on Friday morning after a severe weather event, has been lifted. However, some restrictions will remain in place to protect public safety as the focus turns to recovery. Full information here.

Alcohol Application Public Notices

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Applications for alcohol licences are publicly notified below.

From 31 August 2023, anyone can object to an application for a licence, licence renewal, variation of licence conditions or special licence, with narrow exceptions for trade competitors and their surrogates. Objections must be received within 25 working days* of the notice being published.

Current Public Notices

The following table lists the currently notified alcohol licence applications.

Applicant / Licensee Trading Name Premises Address Nature of Business Application Type Last Date for Public Objection Full Public Notice
Jacks Point Restaurant Limited Jacks Point Restaurant 94 McAdam Drive, Jacks Point Tavern Renewal On and Off 03/11/2023 Click here
Caribe Limited Caribe Latin Kitchen 36 Ballarat Street, Queenstown Restaurant New On 01/11/2023 Click here
Upper Village Holdings Limited The Bavarian Tenancy 7, 35 Brecon Street, Queenstown Restaurant New On 31/10/2023 Click here
DSL Hospitality Limited The Farmhouse 23-25 Jack Hanley Drive, Hanleys Farm Restaurant New On 27/10/2023 Click here
Giovi Fine Food Limited Farelli's by Giovi Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown Restaurant Variation On 26/10/2023 Click here
Wanaka Bullock Bar 2015 Limited Bullock Bar 71 Ardmore Street, Wanaka Tavern / Restaurant Renewal On 25/10/2023 Click here
Freshlink Marketplace limited Freshlink Grocer 82 Anderson Road, Wanaka Grocery Store New Off 24/10/2023 Click here
Garageworks Five Mile QT Limited Joe's Garage at Five Mile Building 8, Tenancy 3, 36 Grant Road, Frankton Restaurant Renewal On 24/10/2023 Click here
TDC Queenstown Limited Bendix Stables 28 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown Tavern Renewal On 24/10/2023 Click here
Mt Rosa Lodge and Vineyard Mt Rosa Lodge and Vineyard 55E Gibbston Back Road, Gibbston, Queenstown Cellar Door New Off 20/10/2023 Click here
Dropping Inn Limited  Hello Ranger 3 NorthLake Drive, Wanaka Restaurant  Renewal On  20/10/2023 Click here
CPHotels Limited Mercure Resort Limited 21 Sainsbury Road, Fernhill, Queenstown  Hotel Renewal On 20/10/2023 Click here
DFS New Zealand Limited T Galleria Queenstown O'Connell's Shopping Centre, 30 Camp Street, Queenstown  Bottle Store Renewal Off 20/10/2023 Click here
Thai Arrow Limited Arrow Thai Food 27 Ramshaw Lane, Arrowtown Restaurant Renewal On 14/09/2023 Click here
The Winery New Zealand Limited The Winery (Arrowtown) 27 Ramshaw Lane, Arrowtown Tavern Renewal On & Off 13/10/2023 Click here
Matakauri Lodge Limited Matakauri Lodge Farrycroft Row, 569 Glenorchy-Queenstown Road Hotel Renewal On 12/10/2023 Click here
Dhesi Holdings Limited Super Liquor Shotover Tenancy 4, 72 Shotover Street, Queenstown Bottle Store Renewal Off 12/10/2023 Click here


Requirements for alcohol licence applications

Applications for premises alcohol licences (new, renewal or variation) need to be publicly notified. Public notices for all applications in the Queenstown Lakes district are published online above.

Licensees (‘applicants’) are also required to display a copy of the public notice at the front of the premises, so it can be viewed from the outside.

Anyone can object to an application for a licence, licence renewal, variation of licence conditions or special licence, with narrow exceptions for trade competitors and their surrogates. Any objections must be made within 25 working days* of the public notice being published.

Click here for useful information in regards to objecting to a licence, the process, and what to expect.

If you have a query about an application, a public notice, or the notification process, please contact the Alcohol Licensing Team on (03) 441 0499.

*Working day

In accordance with s.5 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, a working day means a day of the week other than—

(a)  a Saturday, a Sunday, Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, the Sovereign's birthday, Te Rā Aro ki a Matariki/Matariki Observance Day and Labour Day; and

(b)  if Waitangi Day or Anzac Day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the following Monday; and

(c)  a day in the period commencing on 20 December in any year and ending with 15 January in the following year.