Authorised Centralised Monitoring System (CMS) Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence to operate an authorised Centralised Monitoring System (CMS). A CMS is a system that monitors the operation and performance of approved gaming machines. It can also be used to assess the gaming machine tax due for venues around NSW. Currently, only one company in NSW can hold this licence.


All approved gaming machines in NSW must be connected to an authorised CMS. Gaming technicians carrying out work on machines, as well as hoteliers and clubs, are responsible for connecting to the system.

Hoteliers and clubs will pay you a monitoring fee in respect of each approved gaming machine connected to the CMS. The monitoring fee payable to you by hoteliers and clubs will be determined by the Minister from time to time, and in consultation with other government bodies.

Please be aware that:

  • all equipment used in connection with the authorised CMS must also be approved
  • your licence will be subject to conditions as determined by the Authority, which may be altered during the duration of your licence.

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 licence, you must:


  • be at least 18 years old
  • not be disqualified or suspended from holding a gaming-related licence
  • provide any information requested.


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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

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