Alcohol Licensing Fees
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 has introduced national risk based fees for all alcohol
licences. The new fee system, set by the Ministry of Justice, more fairly reflects the cost of alcohol
The licence fee category is determined using the below criteria. You can use the tables below to
estimate the fee you need to pay when lodging your application.
Latest trading hour allowed by licence
Between 2:01am and 3:00am
Number of enforcement holdings in last 18 months
Class 1 clubs - clubs which, in the opinion of Matamata Piako District Council, are large clubs (with
1,000 or more members of purchase age) and which, in the opinion of Matamata Piako District Council,
operate in the nature of a tavern (for example a large working men's club, combined clubs, or large
Class 2 clubs - clubs which do not fit class 1 or class 3 definitions (for example larger sports clubs,
medium sized RSAs, many provincial social clubs).
Class 3 clubs - clubs which, in the opinion of Matamata Piako District Council, are small clubs (with
fewer than 250 members of purchase age) and which operate a bar for 40 hours or less per week (for
example small sports clubs like bowling clubs, golf clubs, bridge clubs, and small RSAs).
Enforcement - has the same meaning as a “Holding” under section 288 of the Act, or a previous offence
for which a holding may have been issued if the offence had occurred before 18 December 2013.