Class C Gaming Machine Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you are a corporation and operate a licensed premises that has a gaming area with class C gaming machines. For the purpose of this licence, a licensed premise is any premises (such as a hotel, tavern or club) that holds a General or On Liquor Licence and a corporation is a body corporate or politic.

Class C gaming machines are machines that allow the user to play games other than:

  • Roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Sic bo
  • Craps
  • Pai gow
  • Baccarat
  • Two-up
  • Money wheel
  • Draw poker.

You will also require an Authorisation Certificate that states the amount of gaming machines you are permitted to have. This is part of the new licensing framework in place, as a licensee you are able to purchase Class B Authorisation Certificates and convert them into Class C Authorisation Certificates. You will also be issued an authorisation schedule with your Authorisation Certificate which is a summary of all authorisations and gaming machines at your venue.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

The eligibility requirements for this licence are complicated and extensive. Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


As specified on the licence.





Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Approval time

6 to 8 weeks

Administering agency

ACT Gambling and Racing Commission

Act(s) name

Gaming Machine Act 2004 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Gaming Machine Regulation 2004 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing and Regulation
ACT Gambling and Racing Commission

Mailing address:
ACT Gambling & Racing Commission
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


02 6207 0359


02 6207 7372

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