Certificate of approval for proposed premises
If your venue hasn't been built, or is under construction, you can't be granted a gaming machine licence, but the Commissioner for Liquor and Gambling may grant a certificate of approval.
When a certificate may be granted
A certificate of approval may be granted if:
- the premises is close to completion
- granting the licence is in the community interest
- according to your plans:
- the gaming area or areas within the premises will be suitable for the proper conduct of gaming operations
- there will be adequate security for the premises, gaming area(s) and machines
- the venue won't result in undue offence, annoyance, disturbance or inconvenience to those who live, work or worship nearby
- the gaming operations won't detract from the character of the premises, or the enjoyment of people who ordinarily use the premises
- no gaming area is designed or situated so that it will attract minors
- the proposed gaming area is enclosed.
- any approvals, consents or exemptions have been obtained.
The certificate of approval:
- may be for a certain period
- will include conditions
- must state the maximum number of gaming machines that will be operated under the licence.
What happens next
Once the premises is finished, you'll need to give a certificate of occupancy to Consumer and Business Services (CBS) and make sure you have complied with all conditions.
The commissioner can then grant you a gaming machine licence.