Authorisation to Keep Approved Gaming Machines - New South Wales


You need this authorisation if you operate a hotel or club and intend to provide gaming machines for public use (for example, poker machines or any other approved progressive gaming devices).

A hotel is a licensed business whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol to the public for consumption on or off the premises. A club is an organisation that is dedicated to a particular interest or activity (for example, a sporting club).

This authorisation allows you to keep or dispose of an approved gaming machine. This authorisation sets out the total number of approved gaming machines that you are allowed to keep on your premises at any one time, as well how you are allowed to keep particular machines on your premises.

Please note that you also need to apply for a gaming machine threshold (GMT) and purchase gaming machine entitlements (GME) before you can apply for authorisation to provide any gaming machines for public use. Your GMT sets the maximum number of GME you are able to purchase. The number of GME's held allows for the number of gaming machines you are able to obtain an authorisation for and provide to the public. Until you have received approval, your GMT is set at zero (meaning that you are not allowed to provide any gaming machines for public use).

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this authorisation you must:

  • submit your application in the approved form and provide all requested documents
  • hold a recognised Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) certification.

Further eligibility criteria will apply.


Ongoing unless suspended or cancelled.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Authorisation to Keep Approved Gaming Machines - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Gaming Machines Act 2001 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Gaming Machines Regulation 2019 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Contact details

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General Enquiries

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Department of Customer Service

New South Wales
Operating address: 4 Parramatta Square
2 Darcy Street
Parramatta, New South Wales 2150
Mailing address: GPO BOX 7060
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 1300 024 720
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