Casino Canberra Ltd is licensed by the ACT Government to operate a Casino at 21 Binara Street, Civic. This is the only licensed casino in the ACT.
The casino is regulated by the Casino Control Act 2006which provides measures to ensure that the operations of the casino are run in a matter that is fair, honest and free of criminal influence.
All games available at the casino must be played strictly in accordance with rules that have been approved by the Commission. The rules are available for perusal at the casino or via the legislation register
Casino Employee Licence (Licence)
YOU MUST HAVE A FORMAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT FROM CASINO CANBERRA TO APPLY FOR A CASINO EMPLOYEE LICENCE
- Who needs a Licence?
- Who issues a licence?
- Why have Licences?
- Can I work without a Licence?
- What criteria must I meet to be granted a Casino Employee's Licence?
- Making an application
- Completing the application form
- Types of Licenses
- Licence conditions
- Change of circumstances or information
- Cancellation or suspension of a Licence
- Appeals against refusal, cancellation or suspension of a Licence or a condition imposed upon a Licence
The Act requires that persons working in certain Departments at Casino Canberra hold a valid Casino Employee Licence (Licence). To hold a Licence you must be employed, or have been offered employment by Casino Canberra.
You will need to obtain a Licence for casino positions which involve the following:
Ø the conduct of gaming;
Ø Cash Desk operations;
Ø Security and Surveillance duties;
Ø the operation, maintenance, construction or repair of gaming equipment; or
Ø a position of management or supervision .
Employees in other areas of the casino (e.g. food and beverage, cleaning) are not required to hold a Licence.
If you have any doubts about your need for a Licence, you should contact the:
Ø Casino Licensing Officer on (02) 6243 3745;
Ø Casino Human Resource Department on (02) 6257 7074; or
ACT Gambling and
Racing Commission on (02) 6207 0359.
Licences are issued by the Commission.
Commission is responsible for the supervision of the
operation of the casino in accordance with the provisions
Casino Control Act 2006.
The issue of a Licence serves both the Government and public interest in helping to ensure that only honest and trustworthy people of good character are employed within the casino industry in the ACT.
conducted by the Commission in co-operation with the Australian
Federal Police, other casino regulatory bodies (where
applicable), and financial institutions confirm the integrity of
staff issued with a Licence.
position requires that you hold a Licence, you are prohibited
under the Act from commencing work
until your Licence is approved. You may only perform those
tasks that are specified on your Licence, otherwise your Licence
may be suspended or cancelled. It is
vital that the holder of a Licence is aware of its expiry date.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be permitted to work in Australia and have no disqualifying grounds.
Disqualifying grounds are described under the Act and include if in the past 5 years you:
Ø have been convicted or found guilty of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty, against a law about gaming, or punishable by imprisonment of 1 year;
Ø are or were an undischarged bankrupt or had executed a personal insolvency agreement; or
Ø were involved in the management of a corporation when it became the subject of a winding-up order or a controller or administrator was appointed.
The Commission will conduct inquiries into the background of all applicants including their criminal and financial history, in order to assess their suitability for a Licence.
in the gaming industry involve a high level of trust as
employees handle large sums of cash and casino gaming chips.
Before applying for a Licence, each person should carefully
consider their ability to meet the suitability requirements.
Step 1 - Application Form
The Casino Licensing Officer will:
Ø book an appointment with the Australian Federal Police for you to have your fingerprints taken; and
Ø provide you with a Casino Employee Licence Application form. You must fill out this form honestly, accurately and completely.
Before you start filling out your application form, please read the following notes carefully.
Note 1 -
This section asks for essential personal information that is necessary to identify you as an individual.
Other names you have been known by:
This requires you to disclose any names by which you are or have been known such as maiden names, aliases or nicknames.
Note 2 - Physical Description
This information is asked to give a complete physical description of you and is standard in police descriptions used to identify individuals.
The answers you provide to questions such as hair colour, complexion and distinguishing marks should reflect your appearance at the time of lodging your application.
Note 3 - Marital Information
The information provided by you is used to direct further enquiries regarding your associates and to assess your suitability.
For the purposes of this question, disclose as much information as possible on your present and former spouses, de facto spouses and long term partners.
Note 4 - Passport and Travel Information
Include passport details even if the passport has expired or was issued in another country.
If you have never held a passport, write N/A next to the heading Passport Number. List any overseas countries you have resided in or visited during the last five years. If you have worked in any of these countries a check with International Police (INTERPOL) may be conducted.
Note 5 - Record of Offences and Civil Claims
The information sought provides background information to assess your suitability to hold a Licence. These questions must be answered truthfully. Previous convictions or financial difficulties will not necessarily prevent the Commission approving your application.
Failure to disclose information may result in any Licence issued
being suspended or cancelled.
Step 2 - Obtain Required Documents
You will be required to provide the following with your application:
A certified copy
- full Birth Certificate (an extract will not be accepted);
- current passport (if held);
- Driver's Licence (if held) or one other
substantial form of identification;
- Marriage Certificate (if applicable);
- if born overseas, your Australian Citizenship, Permanent
Residency Certificate, or valid Visa permitting you
to live or
work in Australia;
- a recent Personal Credit Report.
- four identical passport sized colour
photographs (one endorsed by a JP); and
- the Licence application
(Note: The Licence application
fee is NOT refundable.)
Personal Credit Report
With your application you are
required to provide a recent original or certified copy, of your
Personal Credit Report. This may be obtained from a Credit
Information Provider FREE of charge. Two such providers are VEDA ADVANTAGE
and DUN & BRADSTREET.
A report will take approximately 10 days. Application forms may
be downloaded from the providers’ web site or you may obtain a
hardcopy from the Casino Licensing Officer.
Pending all character checks being conducted a Short-term Casino Employee Licence may be issued on initial application. This Licence is valid for a maximum period of 6 months and cannot be renewed.
Subject to the results of all the required character checks being satisfactory a Full Casino Employee Licence may then be issued by the Commission. This Licence is valid for 2 years from the issue date of any short-term Licence.
Before the Licence expires, a
Licence renewal application must be submitted to the Commission
no earlier than 3 months and no later than 1 month, prior
to the expiry date of the Licence
The Commission may place
conditions on your Licence restricting the activities you may
undertake or how you undertake them. You must comply with any
conditions or your Licence may be suspended or cancelled.
If your personal circumstances change (such as a change of address change of name or marital status, you are charged or convicted of an offence, you become bankrupt or have a civil judgement made against you on a financial matter) at any time after you lodge your application for a Licence or after a Licence has been issued to you, you should immediately advise the Commission and
to disclose significant matters may result in the suspension or
cancellation of your Licence.
The Commission may suspend or
cancel any Licence it has issued on the grounds listed in
Section 56 of the
Casino Control Act 2006.
Such grounds include the licensee:
Ø not disclosing disqualifying information;
Ø providing false or misleading information;
Ø failing to provide information required;
Ø has contravened the Act or a condition of his/her Licence;
Ø is no longer an eligible person; or
is not, or is no
longer competent to perform his/her licensed functions.
Appeals against refusal, cancellation or suspension of licence or a condition imposed upon a licence
If you disagree with any decision by the ACT Gambling & Racing Commission regarding your licence, you may request a review of that decision by the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT). Click here for further information.
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