Gaming machine licence - Queensland

Description

This licence is required by corporations (hotels and taverns), incorporated associations (clubs) or individual liquor licensees to operate

gaming machines in Queensland.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements


Applicants must be either the holder of - or an applicant for - one of the following liquor licences:

  • commercial hotel liquor licence
  • community club liquor licence
  • special facility licence
  • subsidiary operator of a special facility licensee
  • prescribed liquor licence.

Duration

This licence remains in effect for 5 years.

Fees

Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $3082.00

Gaming machine licence for premises that are licensed

Application $6510.00

Gaming machine licence for premises that are not licensed

Application $3082.00

An additional premises by a club

Application $172.20

Increase in the approved number of gaming machines > 20 for clubs > 10 for hotels

$172.20 + $16.65 for each machine

Application $855.10

Increase in the approved number of gaming machines > 20 for clubs > 10 for hotels.

$855.10 + $16.65 for each machine

Application $85.50

Decrease in number of gaming machines by clubs or hotels

Application $38.00

Relocate gaming machine area

Application $392.00

Transfer of entitlements on a permanent basis

Application $302.80

Vary a transfer of entitlements on a permanent basis

Application $392.00

Transfer of entitlements on a temporary basis

Application $302.80

Vary a transfer of entitlements on a temporary basis

Miscellaneous $85.50

Copy of a gaming machine licence/name change

Miscellaneous -

All fees are indexed annually. Annual fees are payable by 31 July each year.

The OLGR credit card payment authority form can be used for credit card payments of all OLGR fees.

OLGR will not accept credit card details by fax or email, including PDF attachments. If an email is received with credit card details, it will be deleted immediately and your form will not be processed. This is in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

Forms

Task Resources
Common Form 10: Application for one-off extended trading hours (liquor or gaming) (Opens in new window)
Common Credit card payment authority form (Opens in new window)
Common Form 70: Application for an increase in approved hours of gaming (Opens in new window)
Common Form 68: Nomination of gaming nominee (Opens in new window)
Common Application to store gaming machines (Opens in new window)
Common Form 3: Application for a gaming machine licence (Opens in new window)
Common Form 3A: Individual details for a category 1 gaming machine licence (hotel). (Opens in new window)
Common Form 3B: Club details for a category 2 gaming machine licence (Opens in new window)
Common Form 3C: Company details for a category 1 gaming machine licence (hotel) (Opens in new window)
Common Form 3D: Application for an additional premises by a category 2 (club) licensee (Opens in new window)
Common Form 3G: Application for a replacement premises by a category 1 (hotel) gaming machine licence (Opens in new window)
Common Form 7: Application to increase approved number of gaming machines (Opens in new window)
Common Form 7A: Application to decrease the approved number of gaming machines (Opens in new window)
Common Form 7B: Application to relocate gaming machine area (Opens in new window)
Common Form 11: Change to executive officer or secretary of a body corporate (Opens in new window)
Common Form 12: Surrender notification of a gaming machine licence (Opens in new window)
Common Form 20B: Affidavit for gaming machine licence (Opens in new window)
Common Form 77: Application for a permanent transfer of gaming machine entitlements between clubs (Opens in new window)
Common Form 78: Application for a temporary transfer of gaming machine entitlements between clubs (Opens in new window)
Common Personal probity (short) form category 1 gaming licensees (hotels & taverns) (Opens in new window)
Common Personal probity (short) form category 2 gaming licensees (clubs) (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Gaming Machine Act 1991 QLD

Regulation(s) name

Gaming Machine Regulation 2002 QLD

Application process

All applications

All applicants must submit the following to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR):

  • Form 3: Application for a gaming machine licence
  • required attachments
  • prescribed fee.

You must also provide the following depending on whether you are applying as a body corporate (hotel, club) or individual licensee.

Body corporate applications

If you are applying as a body corporate (e.g. hotel or club), you must also complete one of the following options:

  • Form 3B: Club details for a category 2 gaming machine licence  
  • Form 3C: Company details for a category 1 gaming machine licence (hotel)

Individual licensee applications

If you are applying as an individual licensee you must also complete the following options:

  •  Form 3A: Individual details for a category 1 gaming machine licence (hotel)

Vary

Once you have a gaming machine licence (hotel or club) you can apply for the following:

Increase in the approved number of gaming machines

  • Form 7: Application to increase approved number of gaming machines

Decrease in the approved number of gaming machines

  • Form 7A: Application to decrease the approved number of gaming machines

Increase in approved gaming hours (permanent)

  • Form 70: Application for an increase in approved hours of gaming

Increase in approved gaming hours (temporary)

  • Form 10: Application for one-off extended trading hours

Permanent or temporary transfer of club entitlements

  • Form 77: Application for a permanent transfer of gaming machine entitlements between clubs  
  • Form 78: Application for a temporary transfer of gaming machine entitlements between clubs

Relocating premises (hotels)

  • Form 3G: Application for a replacement premises by a category one (hotel) gaming machine licence

Relocating the approved gaming machine area

  • Form 7B: Application to relocate gaming machine area  

Change of club committee or executive officers of a company

  • Form 11: Change to executive officer or secretary of a body corporate  

Storage of gaming machine

  • Application to store gaming machines  

Disposal of electronic gaming machines

OLGR no longer requires notification of the disposal of gaming machines. However, following a decrease in the approved number of gaming machines, cessation of gaming at an additional club premises or the surrender of a gaming machine licence, the Gaming Machine Act 1991 requires that gaming machines must be disposed of, either by sale or destruction within 1 month of the application being approved or the notification being accepted. Should you require further time to dispose of the gaming machines, an application to store gaming machines must be lodged with OLGR (see above).

Surrender

Submit the following to OLGR to surrender your gaming machine licence and place  your operating authorities (i.e. if you operate as a hotel) in the tender for sale or your gaming machine entitlements (i.e. if you operate as a club) available for transfer:

  • Form 12: Surrender notification of a gaming machine licence.

Transfer process

This licence cannot be transferred.

Additional information

Gaming guidelines

The Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming has issued several guidelines to assist with the requirements when making application for a gaming machine licence.

Compliance for gaming machine licensees

Read more about compliance for gaming machine licensees.

EGM Reallocation Scheme

Read more about the Electronic Gaming Machine Reallocation Scheme and transferring club gaming machine entitlements or sale of hotel operating authorities.

Community comment on gaming machine licences

Read more about community comment on gaming machine licence applications.

Cancellation of liquor licence

If your liquor licence is cancelled, your gaming licence will be automatically cancelled. If this occurs, gaming activities must cease. Your licensed monitoring operator will be advised to disable all gaming machines. All hotel operating authorities or club entitlements will be forfeited to the state, with no compensation payable. If this occurs, licensees have to re-apply for a gaming licence and purchase new operating authorities or entitlements at market rates.

Advertising applications of significant community impact

Applications of significant community impact must be publicly advertised. Read more about advertising applications of significant community impact.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Licensing Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Licensing Division

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Mailing address: Locked Bag 180
City East, Queensland 4002
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Fax: 07 3872 0998
Email: OLGRlicensing@justice.qld.gov.au