Make an appeal against a district licensing committee decision

If you were a party in an application before a district licensing committee and you were unhappy with the decision, you can appeal.

How do I appeal?

You can appeal by completing:

Notice of appeal against a decision of a District Licensing Committee (DLC) form [PDF, 144 KB]

You will need to include the fee of $517.50 (including GST) when sending us the Notice of Appeal. This can be paid by cheque, credit card, debit card or direct credit.

If you are paying by cheque, please make the cheque out to the ‘Ministry of Justice’ and send it with your notice of appeal.

If you are paying by credit or debit card fill in and send us this form with your notice of appeal:

Pay with a credit or debit card [PDF, 275 KB]

If you are paying by direct credit:

The account name is: Ministry of Justice

The account number is: 03 0049 0001063 00

Please quote the appeal name as a reference.

What happens after I appeal?

We will set your appeal down to be heard in the next available space in your region. We’ll send you more information about what you need to do when a date and time is confirmed for your hearing.

Who can’t appeal?

You can’t appeal if you were not a party to the proceeding before the district licensing committee.