Approval of Gaming Machine Types and Games - Victoria


You will need this approval if you are a manufacturer or supplier of gaming machines and intend to create a new gaming machine type or game. You will also need this approval to vary an existing approved gaming machine type or game.

A gaming machine type means any device, whole or partly mechanically or electronically operated, that is designed so that:

  • its purpose is to play a game of chance or a game of mixed chance and skill
  • as a result of making a bet, winnings may become payable.

A gaming machine does not include:

  • lucky envelope vending machines
  • interactive gaming equipment used for interactive gaming.

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 approval, you must:

  • submit the gaming machine type or game for evaluation
  • provide any additional information or material that the Agency considers necessary for the evaluation
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

The Agency may impose any conditions upon the approval of a gaming machine type or a game and may withdraw the approval if it considers it necessary or appropriate in the public interest or for the proper conduct of gaming.

Heavy penalties apply for the use of a gaming machine type or a game without the approval of the Agency.


Approval remains in force unless withdrawn by the Agency


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $428.20

Approval of gaming machine types. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $191.60

Approval of games. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $171.60

Variation of gaming machine types and games. Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Gambling Regulation Act 2003 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Gambling Regulations 2015 Victoria

Application process


Please complete the applicable form and lodge with payment with the Agency together with any other requested specified documentation and information.

Additional information

The Agency will determine whether an approval will be granted according to a number of criteria. These include:

  • player return
  • game fairness
  • security
  • responsible gambling.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission

Contact details

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