Gaming licences

Apply for a gaming machine licence

There are up to three stages to apply for a gaming machine licence in South Australia. You must:

  • have been granted a social effect certificate
  • have a constructed premises or have a proposed premises certificate
  • already have, or have lodged, an application for a:
    • hotel liquor licence
    • club liquor licence
    • special circumstances liquor licence (special conditions apply).

What you'll need

With a proposed premises certificate

If you hold a proposed premises certificate, you will need:

  • a social effect certificate
  • a proposed premises certificate
  • a completed application form
  • the relevant application fee
  • a personal information declaration (PID) form for you and each person in a position of authority in the business (eg partner, director or shareholder) or committee member in the case of an incorporated body (eg club)
  • two passport-size photographs for each person
  • if the applicant is a company, a copy of an ASIC search extract and/or share certificates
  • if the applicant is a partnership or sole trader, a copy of the business name extract.

Once you have a lodged a PID form with the commissioner, each person must arrange to have their fingerprints taken by the SA Police Licensing Enforcement Branch. People who live in remote or isolated areas, interstate or overseas can have alternative arrangements made.

Contact the SA Police Licensing Enforcement Branch on (08) 7323 3342.

Gaming machine licence application form (PDF 73KB)

Personal information declaration (PID) form (PDF 120KB)

Without a proposed premises certificate

If you do not hold a proposed premises certificate, you will need:

  • a social effect certificate
  • a completed application form
  • the relevant application fee
  • two plans of the proposed licensed premises and gaming area
  • a personal information declaration (PID) form for you and each person in a position of authority in the business (eg. partner, director or shareholder) or committee member in the case of an incorporated body (eg club)
  • two passport-size photographs for each person
  • if the applicant is a company, a copy of an ASIC search extract and/or share certificates
  • if the applicant is a partnership or sole trader, a copy of the business name extract.

Gaming machine licence application form (PDF 73KB)

Personal information declaration (PID) form (PDF 120KB)

You will also need to provide evidence to satisfy the commissioner that:

  • you have obtained any necessary approvals, consents or exemptions
  • the proposed gaming area, or gaming areas within the premises will be suitable for the proper conduct of gaming operations
  • there will be adequate security proposed for the premises, gaming area and the gaming machines
  • the conduct of the proposed gaming operations would be unlikely to result in undue offence, annoyance, disturbance or inconvenience to those who reside, work or worship in the vicinity of the premises
  • the conduct of gaming operations would not detract unduly from the character of the premises, the nature of the undertaking carried out on the premises or the enjoyment of persons ordinarily using the premises.
  • the proposed gaming area is not designed or situated so that it would be a special attraction to minors
  • the proposed gaming area is enclosed.

Once you have a lodged a PID form with the commissioner, each person must arrange to have their fingerprints taken by the SA Police Licensing Enforcement Branch. People who live in remote or isolated areas, interstate or overseas can have alternate arrangements made.

Contact the SA Police Licensing Enforcement Branch on (08) 7323 3342.

How to apply

Send the above information and any other additional or relevant information to Consumer and Business Services (CBS):

  • email - liquorandgaming@sa.gov.au
  • post - Licensing and Registration, GPO Box 2169, Adelaide SA 5001
  • in person - Customer Service Centre, 91 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000

What happens next

A CBS case manager will contact you to confirm that your application was received.

CBS can't give any information or guidance about the adequacy or completeness of your social effects inquiry report as this will form part of the commissioner’s assessment of your application.

Your case manager will give you instructions on how to advertise your application. This is a mandatory requirement to allow members of the public to raise any objections to your application.

If there are any objections, a date will be set for a hearing before the commissioner where you and the objectors are invited to attend so that any objections can be heard and responded to.

If there are no objections the commissioner will continue to assess your application.

At least seven days before the hearing date you must provide the commissioner with:

  • evidence that the application has been advertised
  • a copy of any bank or loan statement if you have borrowed money to finance the application
  • a certificate of registration of business name
  • a copy of the certificate of title
  • a commitment to entering into a monitoring agreement with the Independent Gaming Corporation (IGC) and service agent
  • an executed copy of lease agreement or similar evidence of tenure or consent from the landlord (if applicable)
  • a copy of the executed partnership agreement (if applicable)
  • front page and schedule of beneficiaries relating to any trusts (if applicable)
  • any other relevant approvals, consents or exemptions.

Your case manager will keep you updated on the progress of your application.


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Page last updated 21 May 2018

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Attorney-General's Department
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Last Updated:
21/05/18
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