Alcohol licensing is governed by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. Inspectors enquire into and report on all applications for alcohol licences (on, off and special licences) and all applications for general manager's certificates.
Inspectors have a responsibility to control how alcohol is sold, supplied and consumed. Hosts, retailers and alcohol suppliers also need to ensure they and their staff have the right training and correct licence so guests and customers can enjoy alcohol responsibly and within the law.
Inspectors also undertake an important enforcement role. They monitor licensed premises for compliance and work closely with their agency partners, the Police and Medical Officers of Health, to ensure alcohol related harm is minimised.