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Suspend or surrender a gaming licence

Suspend a licence

You can suspend a gaming machine licence at any time for a limited period of time. This may be due to a temporary closure of the premises while building work is being undertaken, or following the sale of all of your gaming machine entitlements through the approved trading system.

If you suspend your liquor licence, your gaming machine licence will automatically be suspended at the same time.

Surrender a licence

You surrender a gaming licence at any time. This may be because you've sold all of your gaming machine entitlements through the approved trading system or another reason.

If you surrender your liquor licence, your gaming licence will automatically be surrendered at the same time.

Surrendering a gaming machine licence won't affect any liabilities until the surrender is accepted by the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, and it can't be accepted unless all gaming machines have been removed from the premises.

How to apply

Email, post or in person

1. Print, complete and sign the application form and attach your supporting evidence

Apply to suspend your gaming licence (PDF 150KB)

Apply to surrender your gaming licence (PDF 160KB)

2. Submit the application

Email the scanned documents to

Post your application to:

Licensing Branch
GPO Box 2169
Adelaide SA 5001

Take your application to:

CBS Customer Service Centre
91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Contact CBS Liquor and Gaming


Phone: 131 882

GPO Box 2169
Adelaide SA 5001

Page last updated 14 August 2018

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