Approval of Premises for Gaming - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this approval if you wish to conduct gaming on your premises.

Only one of the following types of premises may be approved for gaming:

  • licensed pubs
  • licensed clubs
  • licensed racing club.

This approval authorises you to have a certain number of gaming machines (poker machines/slot machines) in your club or pub, in an approved area set aside specifically for gaming.

A premises may also be approved for twenty-four hour gaming on the premises for one or more days if the premises are:

  • located in the Melbourne metropolitan area (the Melbourne Statistical Division)
  • a licensed pub or club authorised to sell alcohol at any time.
Twenty-four hour gaming may be granted as a part of this approval if the premises is within the Melbourne Statistical Division or already has a pub or club licence to serve liquor at any time.Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, you must:

  • obtain a planning permit allowing the premises to be used for gaming, or other evidence that the use of gaming machines complies with the applicable planning scheme
  • complete the agency's application form
  • provide evidence of your ownership or other proprietary interest in the premises
  • state the number of gaming machines you are seeking
  • provide any additional information required by the Agency
  • pay any application fees required.

The agency will not grant approval unless it is satisfied that:

  • your premises are suitable for the management and operation of gaming machines
  • the proposed gaming area is wholly indoors
  • approval will not be detrimental to the well-being of the local community
  • you have the authority to make the application.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$12,218.10

Fees for 2016-17.

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
Richmond
Victoria 3121
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 1988
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

1300 182 457

Fax:

03 9651 3777
contact@vcglr.vic.gov.au

Website:

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