Approval for Gaming Premises - Western Australia


You will require this approval if you intend to conduct gaming on your premises. This applies to holding any games of chance for money (or other winnings), such as bingo and poker, as well as gaming machines. This approval may be granted for any of the following:

  • a specific function or event
  • a reoccurring function or event
  • a function or event of a continuing nature.

Please note that you will require separate approvals to actually carry out any gaming once the premises have been approved.

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:

  • be over the age of 18 years
  • have the consent of the owner of the premises and
  • disclose the nature and extent of any ownership or other interest you have in the premises.

Additionally, you may be required to:

  • obtain a report from the relevant local government on the suitability of the premises
  • obtain a report from the Police Commissioner on the suitability of the premises
  • disclose all details regarding the ownership, interest and titles of the premises
  • state the proposed periods of use for gaming
  • state the type of gaming, the permitted attendees and any proposed charges.


Up to five years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $23.00

For a specific function

Apply Application All $77.00

For an ongoing approval (up to five years)


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Gaming Applications (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Gaming and Wagering Commission Regulations 1988 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Racing, Gaming and Liquor

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Gaming and Wagering Commission

Racing, Gaming and Liquor

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Operating address: Gordon Stephenson House
Level 2
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: PO BOX 8349
Perth Bc, Western Australia 6849
Toll Free: 1800 634 541 Freecall for WA country callers only.
Phone: 08 6551 4888
Fax: 08 9325 1041
Website: Racing, Gaming and Liquor (Opens in new window)