Available services

See all the services available on Business Connect now – and what we've got coming up soon.

Services available now


Alcohol licence

Businesses can use this form to apply for or renew an alcohol licence (on-licence, off-licence, club licence or special licence) from their local council.

Current providers:

Food business registration

Businesses can use this form to register a new food business or renew a registration if their food business will operate under:

Current providers:

Outdoor dining permit

Hospitality businesses can use this form to apply for permission to have an outdoor dining or entertainment area. This permission can also be linked to an alcohol licence, allowing businesses to serve alcohol outside.

Trade waste consent

Hospitality businesses need a trade waste consent to discharge oil, grease, or other liquid waste in larger than domestic quantities into the council sewer.

Fog cannon subsidy scheme

Small retail businesses can apply for a subsidy to have fog cannons installed.

Importing and exporting

Apply for a deferred payment account

The deferred payment scheme allows you to defer payment of Customs charges.

Deferred accounts for importers(external link) — New Zealand Customs

Secure Export Scheme – Customs New Zealand

The Secure Exports Scheme aims to help more New Zealand businesses build and maintain internationally approved and recognised secure supply chains. The goal of the Secure Exports Scheme is to support New Zealand exporters’ goods to flow through borders with minimal intervention to legitimate trade.

Secure Export Scheme(external link) — New Zealand Customs

For help and support with applications inside Business Connect, please contact the council or agency involved directly. See our Business help centre page to find out how.

Business help centre

Services coming soon

Registration of a trademark

Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ)

In partnership with IPONZ, this application form helps businesses and individuals apply for a New Zealand registered trade mark, with step-by-step guidance along the way.

Interested in joining us?

To find out more about how Business Connect can help your council or government agency deliver faster, better online applications, get in touch today.

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Last updated: 08 March 2023 Last reviewed: 03 March 2023