Licensed Premises Gaming Licence

Licensed Premises Gaming licences cease operation from 1 July 2023. To operate gaming from 1 July 2023, see the gaming website.

A Licensed Premises Gaming (LPG) licence enables an entity to operate keno or keno and gaming machines in licensed premises such as hotels and clubs in Tasmania to 30 June 2023. LPG Licences are not transferable. A LPG Licence can be held by an individual (18 years or older) or a legal entity eg partnership, trust, company or incorporated body in Tasmania.

In considering an application for a LPG Licence, the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission (the Commission) is required to determine if the applicant and its associates are suitable to be concerned in or associated with the management and operation of gaming.  Suitability of the applicant and its associates includes investigating their character, honesty and integrity as well as financial stability.  

The Commission must also be satisfied the size, layout and facilities of the applicant's premises are suitable and the proposed security arrangements are adequate.

Types of Applications

  • Keno - Applications to operate keno only can take up to 8 weeks to assess and gaming cannot commence at the premises until a licence has been issued by the Commission.
  • Keno and gaming machines - Applications to operate keno and gaming machines can take a considerable time to assess and gaming cannot commence at the premises until a licence has been issued by the Commission.

​Community Interest requirements

Where an application for gaming machines is received and gaming machines have not been either previously installed or have not been installed in the premises within the last six months, the applicant is required to complete a Community Interest Test (CIT) as part of the application. Please contact the Liquor and Gaming Branch prior to making an application to discuss the process and requirements of the CIT

For further information about the LPG Licence application process or the Community Interest Test, contact the Liquor and Gaming Branch​

​Application requirements - renewal

If your current LPG licence is due to expire and you wish to renew the licence you MUST complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Liquor and Gaming Branch prior to the expiry date. Liquor and Gaming will contact you directly to coordinate your renewal.

  • your application is incomplete and we need to follow up with you;
  • the Commission requires additional information to properly consider your application;
  • an objection to your application is received (if applicable)

Change of Owner/Occupier - Existing Licensed Premises Gaming Licence

A LPG licence is not transferable. Where a new licence holder is going to take over a premises, by way of sale or lease, the new operators are required to submit a venue licence application​. Make contact with the Liquor and Gaming Branch​ to discuss your circumstances. 

An application should be submitted at least 28 days prior to any change of owner/operator. If the liquor licence holder is changing, an application to transfer the liquor licence must be submitted. Please refer to our webpage for further information - Transferring a Liquor Licence​​

Your Responsibilities as a Licence Holder

Licence holders have many responsibilities, including (but not limited to):

  • Meeting the requirements of the Mandatory Code of Practice and the Responsible Conduct of Gambling;
  • Ensuring that all relevant staff are appropriately licensed;
  • Accessing, or having a representative access, the Tasmanian Gaming Exclusion Scheme Database regularly;
  • Properly displaying the prescribed signage and providing information for players; and
  • Complying with any direction or rule made by the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission.

To find out more about these and other requirements, refer to the Resources for Licence Holders page. ​

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