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Gaming machine licence - Queensland


You will need this licence to operate gaming machines in Queensland.

If your application is deemed to have a significant community impact, it must be publicly advertised.

Service type


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
  • subsidiary operator under a commercial special facility licensee
  • prescribed liquor licence.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

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.


Until surrendered or cancelled.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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View the current gaming licence fees and charges.


Application process


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.

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).

If you are applying as an individual licensee, you must also complete a:

  •   Form 5: Personal details schedule/personal probity form


This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Licensing Division

Contact details

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