Community Support Levy
Four per cent of the gross profit derived from gaming machines in hotels and clubs in Tasmania is paid into the Community Support Levy (CSL)
The Minister must distribute the CSL in the following manner:
- 25 per cent for the benefit of sport and recreation clubs;
- 25 per cent for the benefit of charitable organisations; and
- 50 per cent for the provision of:
- research into gambling;
- services for the prevention of compulsive gambling;
- treatment for the rehabilitation of compulsive gamblers;
- community education concerning gambling; and
- other health services.
Each year the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission, through its Annual Report, produces a list of all projects funded through the CSL. The Annual Reports can be located here
.The role of the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission in regard to the Community Support Levy
The Commission's role in regard to the CSL is one of overview. It recommends and reports on an annual basis to the Minister ensuring that the:
- proposed budget allocations for Sport and Recreation Tasmania and the Department of Health and Human Services are in accordance with the Gaming Control Act 1993;
- individual projects are consistent with the intent of the legislation; and
- proposed budgets are in line with estimated revenue streams.
The Commission is not responsible for approving or monitoring individual project allocation or expenditure. Those functions lie with the Department of Health and Human Services and Sport and Recreation Tasmania.Grant applications for charitable organisation
The Gambling Support Program, which is located within the Department of Health and Human Services, has responsibility for making recommendations to the Minister for expenditure against the 25 per cent of the CSL for the benefit of charitable organisations.
Grant applications for sport and recreation
Sport and Recreation Tasmania, which is located within the Department of Premier and Cabinet, has responsibility for making recommendations to the Minister for expenditure against the 25 per cent of the CSL for the benefit of sporting organisations.