Approval for a Gaming Premises - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to conduct gaming on your premises. This applies to holding any games of chance for money (or other winnings), such as bingo and poker, as well as gaming machines. This approval may be granted for any of the following:

  • a specific function or event
  • a reoccurring function or event
  • a function or event of a continuing nature.

Please note that you will require separate approvals to actually carry out any gaming once the premises have been approved.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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:

  • be over the age of 18 years
  • have the consent of the owner of the premises and
  • disclose the nature and extent of any ownership or other interest you have in the premises.

The Commission might require you to:

  • obtain a report from the relevant local government on the suitability of the premises
  • obtain a report from the Police Commissioner on the suitability of the premises
  • disclose all details regarding the ownership, interest and titles of the premises
  • state the proposed periods of use for gaming
  • state the type of gaming, the permitted attendees and any proposed charges.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to five years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$20.00

For a specific function

Application$74.00

For an ongoing approval (up to five years)

Administering agency

Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor
Gaming and Wagering Commission

Act(s) name

Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Gaming and Wagering Commission Regulations 1988 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor
Gaming and Wagering Commission

Operating address:
Gordon Stephenson House
Level 2
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address:
PO BOX 6119
East Perth, Western Australia 6892

Toll Free:

1800 634 541

Phone:

08 6551 4888

Fax:

08 9325 1041

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