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Approval Change Gaming Machine Shutdown Period - New South Wales


You will need this approval if your business operates gaming machines and intends to change the gaming machine shutdown period and operate outside of standard shutdown times (4:00am to 10:00am each day of the week). During the shutdown period, all gaming machines must not be used for the purpose of gaming.

Gaining this approval will allow you to decrease the shutdown period from 6 hours to the 3-hour period from 6:00am to 9:00am. You can apply for changes to shut down periods under the following categories:

  • weekend and public holidays
  • for hardship grounds (each day of the week)
  • early openers.

Please see the attached forms for further details on each category of change.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $651.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

You do not need to pay any fees to change gaming machine shutdown period to the general 6-hour period.

Act(s) name

Gaming Machines Act 2001 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Gaming Machines Regulation 2019 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Contact details

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