This licence is required by corporations (hotels and taverns), incorporated associations (clubs) or individual liquor licensees to operate gaming machines in Queensland.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Applicants must be either the holder of - or an applicant for - one of the following liquor licences:
commercial hotel liquor licence
community club liquor licence
special facility licence
subsidiary operator of a special facility licensee
prescribed liquor licence.
This licence remains in effect for 5 years.
All fees are indexed annually. Annual fees are payable by 31 July each year.
The OLGR credit card payment authority form can be used for credit card payments of all OLGR fees.
OLGR will not accept credit card details by fax or email, including PDF attachments. If an email is received with credit card details, it will be deleted immediately and your form will not be processed. This is in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
Gaming machine licence for premises that are licensed
Gaming machine licence for premises that are not licensed
An additional premises by a club
Increase in the approved number of gaming machines > 20 for clubs > 10 for hotels
$166.40 + $16.10 for each machine
Increase in the approved number of gaming machines > 20 for clubs > 10 for hotels.
$826.20 + $16.10 for each machine
Decrease in number of gaming machines by clubs or hotels
Relocate gaming machine area
Repossession of gaming machines
Transfer of entitlements on a permanent basis
Vary a transfer of entitlements on a permanent basis
Transfer of entitlements on a temporary basis
Vary a transfer of entitlements on a temporary basis
Copy of a gaming machine licence
All applicants must submit the following to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR):
Form 3: Application for a gaming machine licence
You must also provide the following depending on whether you are applying as a body corporate (hotel, club) or individual licensee.
Body corporate applications
If you are applying as a body corporate (e.g. hotel or club), you must also complete one of the following options:
Form 3B: Club details for a category 2 gaming machine licence
Form 3C: Company details for a category 1 gaming machine licence (hotel)
Individual licensee applications
If you are applying as an individual licensee you must also complete the following options:
Form 3A: Individual details for a category 1 gaming machine licence (hotel)
Once you have a gaming machine licence (hotel or club) you can apply for the following:
Increase in the approved number of gaming machines
Form 7: Application to increase approved number of gaming machines
Decrease in the approved number of gaming machines
Form 7A: Application to decrease the approved number of gaming machines
Increase in approved gaming hours (permanent)
Form 70: Application for an increase in approved hours of gaming
Increase in approved gaming hours (temporary)
Form 10: Application for one-off extended trading hours
Permanent or temporary transfer of club entitlements
Form 77: Application for a permanent transfer of gaming machine entitlements between clubs
Form 78: Application for a temporary transfer of gaming machine entitlements between clubs
Relocating premises (hotels)
Form 3G: Application for a replacement premises by a category one (hotel) gaming machine licence
Relocating the approved gaming machine area
Form 7B: Application to relocate gaming machine area
Change of club committee or executive officers of a company
Form 11: Change to executive officer or secretary of a body corporate
Repossession of gaming machines
Form 57A: Application for repossession of gaming machines
Storage of gaming machine
Application to store gaming machines
Disposal of electronic gaming machines
OLGR no longer requires notification of the disposal of gaming machines. However, following a decrease in the approved number of gaming machines, cessation of gaming at an additional club premises or the surrender of a gaming machine licence, the Gaming Machine Act 1991 requires that gaming machines must be disposed of, either by sale or destruction within 1 month of the application being approved or the notification being accepted. Should you require further time to dispose of the gaming machines, an application to store gaming machines must be lodged with OLGR (see above).
Submit the following to OLGR to surrender your gaming machine licence and place your operating authorities (i.e. if you operate as a hotel) in the tender for sale or your gaming machine entitlements (i.e. if you operate as a club) available for transfer:
Form 12: Surrender notification of a gaming machine licence.
This licence cannot be transferred.
The Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming has issued several guidelines to assist with the requirements when making application for a gaming machine licence.
Technical requirements for electronic gaming machines
Read about technical requirements for gaming machines and systems.
Compliance for gaming machine licensees
Read more about compliance for gaming machine licensees.
EGM Reallocation Scheme
Read more about the Electronic Gaming Machine Reallocation Scheme and transferring club gaming machine entitlements or sale of hotel operating authorities.
Community comment on gaming machine licences
Read more about community comment on gaming machine licence applications.
Cancellation of liquor licence
If your liquor licence is cancelled, your gaming licence will be automatically cancelled. If this occurs, gaming activities must cease. Your licensed monitoring operator will be advised to disable all gaming machines. All hotel operating authorities or club entitlements will be forfeited to the state, with no compensation payable. If this occurs, licensees have to re-apply for a gaming licence and purchase new operating authorities or entitlements at market rates.
Advertising applications of significant community impact
Applications of significant community impact must be publicly advertised. Read more about advertising applications of significant community impact.
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Gaming Machine Act 1991 (Queensland)
Gaming Machine Regulation 2002 (Queensland)
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