Liquor Licensing - Change of Appointment
This page explains the notification requirements for changes in appointed managers in the absence of fully certificated managers.
Licensed premises must be managed by certificated managers
All premises being operated under a licence issued pursuant to the Sale of Liquor Act 1989 must be supervised by a person who has a current managers certificate issued under the same Act at all times when those premises are operating under the licence.
A manager must give notice for appointment changes
Where a manager is ill or absent from work for any reason, or is dismissed, or resigns, the licensee (holder of the premises licence) must give notice of an apppointment change in accordance with subsection (1A) of the Sale of Liquor Act 1989. The Act requires notice to be given for the following:
- Appointment of a new certificate holding manager
- Appointment of a temporary manager (see PCC link below for more information)
- Appointment of an acting manager (see PCC link below for more information)
- Cancellation or termination of an appointed manager
Who should be given notice and when?
When there is a change of appointment the licensee must notify the following agencies within two working days of the appointment and appointee's details:
- Porirua City Council (District Licensing Agency)
- The Liquor Licensing Authority
- The New Zealand Police
When notification is not required
It is not necessary to give notice of a change in a temporary manager or acting manager for any period not exceeding 48 hours.
Notifications must be on the correct notification form
To make the notifications, use the form Notice of Appointment of Manager that may be found on our Liquor Licensing forms page.
Links to other liquor licensing information
Porirua City Council links: