1. Before an application is notified

Find out about licence applications in your neighbourhood

Know the date of the first public notice of the application – remember special licences have no set notification period – you will have to act fast.  Talk to the council licensing inspectors as soon as possible to find out the final day for objections so you can mark it in your calendar or diary.

Think about all of the evidence that you can use to support an objection – check your incident log.  Remember - you do not have to collect all of the evidence within the period for making objections. You can ask to present additional evidence at the hearing. But make sure you provide some detail as to why the application does not meet the criteria in the Act.