Apply for Special Employee's and Technician's Licence Online

​A Special Employee is a person employed by a casino, hotel or club to undertake specific gaming duties, such as operating keno or attending to gaming machines.

A Technician is a person who installs, services, repairs or maintains gaming equipment in Tasmania or undertakes software / hardware development, testing and analysis. A technician is not a special employee and is separately licensed.

The following is a step by step guide on how to apply for a Special Employee’s or Technician’s licence.

Step One - obtain a digital colour passport style photo, this can be taken with a smartphone or scanned to your electronic device.

The photo should be a clear image on a plain white or light background with the face looking directly at the camera.

The online application requires you to upload a colour passport style photo, this should be jpeg, jpg or png format.

Step Two

To confirm your identity, please submit at least 100 points of identification which must include:

  • Your full name;
  • Your current residential address;
  • Your date of birth; and
  • One form must be include photo identification.

For example: Birth Certificate (70 points) and Drivers Licence with current address (40 points).

Primary documents are worth 70 points and secondary documents can be worth: 40, 35 and 25 points.
Some documents must be certified as true copies, endorsed by an acceptable witness with the words “Original Sighted' signed (witness name). You must also include details of the acceptable witness including name, category of witness, date and contact phone number.

* These documents can be submitted without being certified.

Document TypePoints ValueDocument Details
(Only one can be used)
70 Points
Australian Birth certificate*
·                     Citizenship certificate*
·                     Current passport*
·                     Expired passport which has not been cancelled and was current within the preceding two years
Secondary (Photograph and Name)40 Points·        Driver licence issued by an Australian State or territory
·        Road and Maritime Services photo card*
·        Licence or permit issued under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or Territory government
·        Identification card issued to a public employee
·        Identification card issued by the Commonwealth
·        An identification card issued to a student at a tertiary education institution
(Must have name and address on it)
35 PointsCouncil rates notice
·         Land Titles Office record
·         Document from your current employer or previous employer within the last two years
·         A mortgage or other instrument of security held by a financial body
25 Points·         Marriage certificate (for maiden name only) *
·         Name Change Certificate*
·         Credit card
·         Foreign drivers licence
·         Medicare card*
·         EFTPOS card


ACCEPTABLE WITNESSES (Note: Family members are not acceptable witnesses):

a)      A Commissioner for Declarations;

b)      A legally qualified Medical Practitioner;

c)      A Justice of the Peace or Bail Justice;

d)      An Authorised Person of the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission;

e)      A member of the Police force;

f)       A pharmacist; or

g)      A Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court.

You can scan or photograph the identification to your smartphone or electronic device.

The online application requires you to upload a copy of your identification, this should be jpeg, jpg, png or pdf format.

Step Three - Complete all fields of the online application, and attach your digital colour passport style photo and digital identification documents.

Step Four - Make payment with your Visa or MasterCard credit card. The application fee for a Special Employee’s Licence or Technicians Licence is currently $194.40.

Apply for a Special Employee's or Technician's Licence