Change Gaming Machine Shutdown Period - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if your business operates gaming machines and you intend to change the gaming machine shutdown period and operate outside of standard shut down times (4:00am to 10:00am each day of the week). During the shutdown period all gaming machines must not be used for the purpose of gaming.

Gaining this approval will allow you to decrease the shutdown period from 6 hours to the 3 hour period from 6:00am to 9:00am. You can apply for changes to shutdown periods under the following categories:

  • weekend and public holidays
  • for hardship grounds (each day of the week)
  • early openers.

Please see the attached forms for further details on each category of change. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Eligibility requirements will vary depending on individual circumstances. Please refer to the attached forms or consult the Contact Officer for eligibility requirements.



Administering agency

Department of Industry
Liquor and Gaming NSW

Act(s) name

Gaming Machines Act 2001 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Gaming Machines Regulation 2010 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Gaming Systems
Department of Industry
Liquor and Gaming NSW

Operating address:
GPO BOX 7060
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Operating address:
Level 6
323 Castlereagh Street
Haymarket, New South Wales 2000


1300 024 720


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