Casino licensing in Queensland is a complex process. Usually the Queensland Government will call for submissions by placing an advertisement worldwide, calling for expression of interest.
A comprehensive brief to applicants document is issued to interested parties. Submissions must contain information on the organisation wishing to establish the casino. After the government has selected a preferred applicant, negotiations will begin with completion of the casino complex and the awarding of the licence usually taking some years to finalise.
Casinos operate under the following legislation:
- Casino Control Act 1982 (PDF, 834KB)
- Casino Control Regulation 1999 (PDF, 452KB)
- Casino Gaming Rule 2010
- Liquor Act 1992 (PDF, 2MB)
- Liquor Regulation 2002 (PDF, 10.6MB)
- Queen's Wharf Brisbane Act 2016 (PDF, 4.6MB)
- Cairns Casino Agreement Act 1993 (PDF, 269KB)
- Breakwater Island Casino Agreement Act 1984 (PDF, 5.2MB)
- Brisbane Casino Agreement Act 1992 (PDF, 4.4MB)
- Jupiters Casino Agreement Act 1983 (PDF, 4.5MB).
Major licence holders
- Breakwater Island Limited (Jupiters Townsville Hotel and Casino)
- Jupiters Custodian Pty Ltd (Jupiters Casino)
- Jupiters Limited (Treasury Casino)
- Reef Corporate Services Limited (The Reef Hotel Casino)
Licences for casino employees
Casino employee licence
Find out how to apply for a casino employee licence on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS).
Casino key employee licence
Find out how to apply for a casino key employee licence on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS).
Resources for casino licensees
Code of practice
- Check the fees and charges for Queensland gaming licensing.
- Read about the technical requirements for casino equipment.
- Find out more about gaming rules, including the rights and obligations of both the player and licensed gaming operator.
- Find out how penalties for late payment of liquor licence fees affect gaming licensees.
- Last reviewed: 23 Jun 2016
- Last updated: 15 Nov 2016