Special Employee's and Technician's licence
Employees working in the gaming industry are required to hold the appropriate licence and, in some cases, undertake prescribed training courses:
A Special Employee’s Licence allows an individual to work in a casino, or a hotel or club operating keno or gaming machines
A Technician’s Licence is required to install, maintain or repair gaming equipment in Tasmania
Responsible Conduct of Gambling It is a condition of every Special Employee’s licence that the licence holder must undertake a Responsible Conduct of Gambling course approved by the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission.
New licence holders are allowed three months from the date that their licence is issued to complete the course and provide a copy of the certificate to the Commission. Licence holders must ensure that they retake the course every five years from the date of certification and provide the new certificate before the expiry to avoid disciplinary action being taken against them.
Conditions and DutiesSpecial Employees and Technicians must ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities as a licence holder.
Current and Previous Licence Holders
Renewal notices are sent to licence holders four weeks prior to the expiry of a Special Employee's or Technician's Licence, to the address held on file by the Commission. Please contact the Liquor and Gaming Branch on (03) 6166 4040 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to check or update your address or any other contact details. It is a condition of all licences that licence holders notify the Commission of any change of address, in writing, within 14 days of the change occurring.
It is a licence holder’s responsibility to ensure that licence remains active whenever they are working, whether or not a renewal notice is received.
If you have previously held a Special Employee's or Technician's Licence that has expired and you wish to reapply, please contact the Liquor and Gaming Branch on (03) 6166 4040. Special Employee's and Technician's Licence replacement application
Recognition of Interstate Gaming Licences
Under the Mutual Recognition Act 1992
, the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission may be able to issue either a Special Employee's licence or a Technician's licence to any person who is currently licensed in another jurisdiction. Special Employee's Licence information leaflet on mutual recognition
Individuals seeking recognition of a licence from another jurisdiction must ensure that they understand and meet the requirements for Responsible Conduct of Gambling
and Exclusions. For more information please contact the Liquor and Gaming Branch.