Casino Licence - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to establish and operate a casino in New South Wales. Only one casino licence may be in force at any time in NSW. When a casino licence is available, the Authority will publicly invite expression of interest for applications. Your licence will be subject to conditions as outlined in the legislation.

Please be aware that a restricted gaming licence may be granted to operate the Barangaroo restricted gaming facility. Only one restricted gaming licence can be in force at a time.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

In considering your application, the Authority is to have regard to the following matters:

  • the suitable person requirements outlined below
  • the standard and nature of the proposed casino, and the facilities to be provided in, or in conjunction with the proposed casino
  • the likely impact of the use of the premises concerned as a casino on a tourism, employment, economic development generally in the place or region in which the premises are located
  • your expertise in regards to the obligations of the holder of a casino licence
  • any other matters that the Authority considers relevant.

To be eligible for this licence, you (and your close associates) must be deemed to be suitable persons for the purpose of this licence. The Authority is to consider whether:

  • each person is of good repute, having regard to character, honesty and integrity
  • each person has a sound and stable financial background
  • if you have or are able to obtain financial resources that are both suitable and adequate for ensuring the financial viability of the proposed casino
  • if you have or are able to obtain the services of people who have sufficient experience in the management and operation of a successful casino
  • if you have sufficient business ability to establish and maintain a successful casino.

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


This licence remains in force for the period for which it was granted unless cancelled.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Act(s) name

Casino Control Act 1992 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Casino Control Regulation 2019 New South Wales

Application process


You are not entitled to make an application unless the Authority invites applications. You are only entitled to make an application that conforms to the terms of the Authority's invitation.

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

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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