Casino Control Act 1982 - Queensland

Service summary

To regulate and control the operations of casinos to ensure that public confidence and trust in the credibility, integrity and stability of casinos are maintained.

The Act prescribes the criteria for the licensing of casinos and casino employees.

It further sets out the operational, administrative and financial requirements and procedures relating to casinos and provides for the payment of fees, taxes and levies by casino operators.

The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:

  • Casino Control Regulation 1999
  • Casino Control Rule 1999.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.


Appeal process


Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:

Controls and procedures of casinos are continually monitored and reviewed by inspectors at casinos and ongoing consultation is conducted with casino operators.

Officers authorised under the Act have powers to investigate suspected offences which may lead to court proceedings. Penalties include suspension or cancellation of licences, substantial fines and/or imprisonment.

Review or Appeal Mechanisms:

There is no right of appeal against a decision by either the Minister or the Governor in Council with respect to a casino licence or casino employee licence.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Licensing Branch

Contact details

Director, Licensing
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Licensing Branch

Operating address:
63 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 180
City East
Queensland 4002


13 QGOV (13 74 68)


07 3872 0957


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