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.
Effective date of revised Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice
Code Review changes
Changes to the Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice for Tasmania and associated Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission Rules are currently being drafted.
The revised Code and Rules will commence on 1 May 2018. This date allows time for relevant operators to amend and seek approval of their operating procedures. Operators will be advised shortly when the finalised Rules are available on this website.
Gambling advertising restriction regarding alcohol
Effective from 31 March 2018, all advertising of gambling products must not portray, condone or encourage gambling in combination with the consumption of alcohol (this does not apply to advertising that shows celebrating a win in a responsible manner outside of a gambling venue).
This change will be included as part of the revised Code and Rules to be available shortly (noted above).
Anzac Day Trading Hours
On Anzac Day gaming must not be operated between the hours of 4:00 am and 12:30 pm. An operator can be fined of up to 10 penalty units for breaching. An extract of the legislation can be found here.
Anzac Day Two Up
The game known as ANZAC Day Two Up can only be played on ANZAC Day, during the hours of 6 am to 6 pm and on permitted premises. No approval is required.
Permitted premises are those permanently occupied by an organisation where the majority of members are former members of the defence forces. These premises are predominantly RSL clubs. At no other time can Two Up be played at these clubs or any other premises.