Advertising requirements for gaming machine licence applications

Applications of significant community impact must be publicly advertised. The advertisement notifies the public of the applicant's intention for the premises and gives the public the opportunity to comment on your application.

Advertising requirements

To advertise your application for a gaming machine licence you must display a sign conspicuously for 28 days on the premises to which the application relates. You will be advised of the dates the sign must be displayed.

The Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming will advise you of the dimensions of the sign, the wording and timing of the advertising. If you are also making an application under the Liquor Act 1992, the Commissioner may approve a composite notice. You will be required to satisfy the Commissioner of compliance with the advertising requirements.

Advertised applications will also be published online on the public registers.

Waiver of requirements

The Commissioner may waive your requirement to advertise for any of the following reasons:

  • the remote location of the premises
  • the application does not involve any significant change in the nature or extent of gaming currently carried out on the premises
  • the purpose of this requirement can be achieved by other means
  • special circumstances.

Community comment

Any member of the public may comment on the application, in writing, filed with the Commissioner on or before the last day for filing comments as specified in the displayed notice.

Read more about community comment on gaming machine licence applications.

If your application is advertised and community comments, representations, submissions or objections are received – including from local government, police or the Minister – the Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming must publish their decision on the application online, detailing the following:

  • the nature of the application
  • the location of the premises to which the application relates
  • the day the decision was made
  • whether the decision was to approve or refuse the application
  • a summary of the reasons for the decision.

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