Special Employees and Technicians must ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities as a licence holder. Information on the conditions that apply to these licences can be found here:
Apply for a Special Employee's or Technician's LicenceEligibility
Applicants must be18 years of age or older.
Your application will be assessed by the Tasmanian Liquor and gaming Commission to determine whether or not you are suitable to be a licence holder. To make this assessment, the Commission may contact:
- Tasmania Police
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission
- Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
- Gaming Regulatory Authorities
- Credit Agencies
- Financial Institutions
You are required to give authority and consent to the Commission to obtain information (including financial and other confidential information) relevant to your application.
All new applicants must consent to being fingerprinted. The Commission will determine if fingerprinting is required. Please do not have your fingerprints taken unless requested by the Commission.
If you think you may be entitled to claim a right of non-disclosure in relation to offences, you should check with the Privacy Commissioner on the Privacy hotline: 1300 363 992 (toll free).
The Commission will destroy your fingerprints when your licence expires or where an application for a licence is refused.
Your application must include a recent passport sized photograph.
Approved Identification Documents and Witnesses
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.
Information on how to undertake an approved Responsible Conduct of Gambling course can be found here:
Responsible Conduct of Gambling
It is a licence holder's responsibility to ensure their licence is current whenever they are working. Where possible, renewal notices are sent to licence holders four weeks prior to the expiry of the licence. Please contact the Liquor and Gaming Branch on (03) 6166 4040 or by email to email@example.com if you need to check your expiry date or update your address or any other contact details.
To apply to renew your licence, please submit your application PRIOR to the expiry date. The link to the application form can be found here:
Renewing a Special Employee's or Technician's Licence
If you have previously held a Special Employee's or Technician's Licence that has since expired, you may apply online for a new licence. The link to the online application form can be found here:
Apply for a Special Employee's and Technician's Licence Online page
If you have misplaced your licence - please contact the Commission at: firstname.lastname@example.org - a fee to replace the licence may apply. Special Employee's and Technician's Licence replacement application (198Kb)
If you change your duties as a special employee or technician, you may need to upgrade your licence. To apply for an upgrade, please complete the application form below and forward it to the Commission at: email@example.com
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.