Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission

The Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission is an independent body responsible for the regulation of gaming in Tasmania, established under the Gaming Control Act 1993 and as an appeal body in relation to the Liquor Licensing Act 1990 .


The Commission is a three-person body whose members are:

  • Ms Jenny Cranston (Chair)
  • Mr Stuart Barry
  • Ms Leanne Topfer

Find out more about the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission Members.

The Commission's Operating Statement provides a clear, public declaration of the Commission's responsibilities and current strategic priorities for gaming and liquor licensing in Tasmania.

Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission Oversight of Strategic Priorities

The Commission has prepared a statement providing an Oversight of its Strategic Priorities for 2015-16 to 2017-18. The statement covers the areas of:

  • resources and the regulatory environment;
  • harm minimisation;
  • the national agenda; and
  • stakeholders.

Appeals to a decision of the Commissioner for Licensing

  • In general the Commission will be reviewing the decision made by the Commissioner based on the material used in his or her decision making process.
  • Any appeal to a decision of the Commissioner must provide grounds for the appeal.
  • Any hearing or decision will take place at a scheduled meeting of the Commission.

Community Interest Test Relevant Matters Discussion Paper

The Tasmanian Government 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 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 submissions made in response to the discussion paper are linked below:   

1.Anonymous21.Andrew Wilkie MP
2.Tony Brennan22.Hobart City Mission
3.Mischa Pringle23.Maureen Aiken
4.Robert Bennett24.James and Janiece Bryan
5.Catherine Dallas25.Clare Smith
6.Sarah Day26.Robert Aitken
7.John Hanley27.Tasmanian Council of Social Services
8.Peter Watson28.Anglicare Tasmania
9.Christina Campton29.Dixon Hotel Group
10.John Sale30.Federal Group
11.Warren and Vera Taylor31.Glenorchy City Office of the Commissioner
12.Andrew Grosse32.Department of Health and Human Services
13.Frances Millar33.Barbara Arnold
14.John Harwood34.Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
15.Break O'Day Council35.Local Government Association of Tasmania
16.Liza Fallon36.Anglican Diocese of Tasmania
17.Melanee Stewart37.Gundars Simsons
18.Belinda Bradley38​Meander Valley Council
19.Michael Meredith39​Tasmanian Hospitality Association
20.Elena Gagliardi


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