The Liquor and Gaming Branch provides administrative support to the Commissioner for Licensing and the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission. These are separate legal entities established under the Tasmanian Liquor Licensing Act 1990 and the Gaming Control Act 1993.
13.01.2017 - The Tasmanian Government has requested that the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission, as an independent body, conduct a public consultation process to inform the consideration of community interest matters to be prescribed in regulations for use under the community interest test provisions of the Gaming Control Act 1993.
The Commission has produced a discussion paper which provides information in relation to the types of community interest matters that have been developed by other Australian jurisdictions and those matters that could potentially be prescribed in Tasmania.
The discussion paper inviting public comment is available here or by phoning 6166 4040.
06.12.2016 - Changes to the Gaming Control Act 1993 mean all new applications to authorise possession of gaming machines will be subject to a community interest test. Until the form of the community interest test is complete, applications to authorise possession of gaming machines are suspended until further notice.