Approval of Gaming Machine Types and Games - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this approval if you are a manufacturer or supplier of gaming machines and intend to create a new gaming machine type or game. This approval will also be required if you intend to vary an existing approved gaming machine type or game.

A gaming machine type means any device, whole or partly mechanically or electronically operated, that is designed so that:

  • its purpose is to play a game of chance or a game of mixed chance and skill
  • as a result of making a bet, winnings may become payable.

A gaming machine does not include:

  • lucky envelope vending machines
  • interactive gaming equipment used for interactive gaming.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The Agency will determine whether an approval will be granted according to a number of criteria. These include:

  • player return
  • game fairness
  • security
  • responsible gambling.

The Agency will require the applicant for this approval to:

  • submit the gaming machine type or game for evaluation
  • provide any additional information or material that the Agency considers necessary for the evaluation
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the responsible agency for further information.

Ongoing requirements

The Agency may impose any conditions upon the approval of a gaming machine type or a game and may withdraw the approval if it considers it necessary or appropriate in the public interest or for the proper conduct of gaming.

Heavy penalties apply for the use of a gaming machine type or a game without the approval of the Agency.


Approval remains in force unless withdrawn by the Agency.


ApplyApplication$375.40Approval of gaming machine types. Fees for 2016-17.
Application$168.00Approval of game. Fees for 2016-17.
Variation$150.40Variation of gaming machine types and games.  Fees for 2016-17.



Application for Approval of Gaming Machine Types and Games - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.



Please complete the applicable form and lodge with payment with the Agency together with any other requested specified documentation and information.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Regulation
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

Act(s) name

Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Gambling Regulations 2015 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Officer
Department of Justice and Regulation
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

Operating address:
49 Elizabeth Street
Victoria 3121
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1988
Melbourne, Victoria 3001


1300 182 457


03 9651 3777


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