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The Saucy Chef Resturant - Northern Tavern

The Invercargill Licensing Trust operates 24 businesses in the hospitality industry in Invercargill, including hotels, motels, restaurants, bars and retail liquor outlets, and also one motel in Dunedin and another motel in Christchurch.

The Trust’s mandate is to provide quality accommodation, food, beverage and entertainment facilities for the residents of, and visitors to, Invercargill.

Through our success and profitability, we ensure ongoing benefits for the people of Invercargill by returning a share of our profits to our community.

To find out more about our commercial operations, please click on the buttons above.


Southern Steel - ILT Stadium

A further objective of our Trust is to contribute to our community in a number of important ways. These include: 

Donations and Sponsorship 

The Invercargill Licensing Trust and the ILT Foundation provide donations and sponsorships of approximately $10 million annually to nearly 500 organisations. 

Promotion of the Southern Region 

The Trust actively promotes Invercargill and the southern region of New Zealand as a tourist and conference destination, with significant flow-on benefits for the community.


The Southland Stags - Sports Funding

The Invercargill Licensing Trust and the ILT Foundation are major funders of community projects in Invercargill. We provide donations and grants totalling around $10 million a year to over 500 organisations.

These range from “big ticket” developments such as ILT Stadium Southland and the Velodrome, to helping grass-roots projects such as supplying interactive electronic whiteboards for local schools or a new Learner’s swimming pool at Splash Palace.


The Invercargill Licensing Trust belongs to you, the people of Invercargill. This concept of community ownership is both the Trust’s uniqueness and its reason for being.