Casino licensing

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.

Legislation

Casinos operate under the following legislation:

Casino licence holders

  • Breakwater Island Limited (The Ville Resort - Casino)
  • Destination Brisbane Consortium Integrated Resort Operations Pty Ltd (The Star, Brisbane)
  • The Star Entertainment QLD Custodian Pty Ltd (The Star Gold Coast)
  • The Star Entertainment QLD Limited (Treasury Brisbane)
  • Reef Corporate Services Limited (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

Compliance forms

Resource manual

Code of practice

Also consider...

Contact

General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

  • Licence and permit enquiries

OLGRlicensing@justice.qld.gov.au

  • Gaming compliance enquiries

gamingcompliance@justice.qld.gov.au

  • Liquor compliance enquiries

liquorcompliance@justice.qld.gov.au

  • Media enquiries (07) 3872 0920

OLGRMedia@justice.qld.gov.au