A TEN License is “Temporary Event Notice” the license give you permission to have a small public event involving licensable activities (such as drinking) to take place without a full permit or license. Since our business is drinking, we do know quite a bit about TEN’s and how to apply for them. We even offer the service of taking all the stress of applying for one for you!

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Before your TEN license application you need to know:

There are two types of TEN’s you can apply for. A standard TEN which needs to be applied for at least 10 full working days before the event. Or a late TEN which can be applied for between 5-9 full working days prior to your event. This is only used in cases of emergencies as if you are able, it’s best that your TEN is applied for well in advance. Important for noting is the day count used in the above does not include the day of application and the day of the event. Public holidays are not included as working days, and the onus for any delays in delivery of your application to the licensing office remains on the applicant.

How to Apply for your TEN license:

Download and complete an online application form within your council, and pay the licensing fee. Thereafter you will need to follow up to make sure your license has been received.

Important for noting regarding your TEN license:

  • A TEN can last up to a maximum of 168hrs.
  • The same premises cannot have more than 15 occasions in one calendar year.
  • There must be a minimum of 24hrs in between licensing at the same premises.
  • Your TEN can be rejected if not applied for correctly.
  • You cannot exceed the times applied for on your TEN (for your event).

Other cases where you need a TEN license include entertainment which includes music, dancing, plays etc. As well as if you will be serving food above room temperature between 11pm and 5am.

There you have it! We hope this titbit of information will help you with your event. If you don’t want to worry about it – we can definitely arrange this for you. Just let us know on your quote selections (preferably more than 10 full working days before your event).

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