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, 322 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 or direct credit.

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.