Licensed Premises Gaming licences cease operation from 1 July 2023. To
operate gaming from 1 July 2023, see the gaming website.
Types of Gaming activities
- 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 .
Expiring Licensed Premises Gaming Licence
If your current LPG licence is due to expire and you wish to renew the licence you MUST complete a venue licence application and submit it at least 28 days prior to the expiry date of your licence.
If you do not submit your renewal application before the expiry date, the licence expires and you will not be licensed to operate gaming. Information about venue licences and the application process can be found here - Home New Gaming Tasmania
Change of Owner/Occupier - Existing Licensed Premises Gaming Licence
A LPG licence is not transferable. Where a new person/entity seeks 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 MUST 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.