Gaming Machines

The Commission's principal objectives with gaming machine regulation and control are to ensure that:

  • gaming machine operations are conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Gaming Machine Act 2004 (the Act) and the Gaming Machine Regulations 2004 (the Regulations);
  • gaming machine operations in the ACT are of a high standard, are conducted fairly and without corruption and reflect the standards expected by the community and the ACT Government;
  • gaming machines and all associated technical equipment approved for installation in the ACT are of a high standard;
  • ACT Government imposed taxes and fees are collected in an effective, accurate and cost efficient way; and
  • as far as possible, the compliance effort required by licensees is minimised without compromising the effectiveness of the regulatory controls.

Under the Act a person may apply to the Commission for a licence to operate gaming machines. Restrictions apply in relation to class and number of gaming machines that can be operated under a licence by an eligible person.

Application Forms for Gaming Machines

View the application forms and fees

Policy Statements and Information

Policy Statement - Gaming Areas in Unenclosed Public Places (PDF 68KB)
Commission Social Impact Assessment Decisions (PDF 99KB)
List of Licensees (PDF 93KB)
Gaming Machine Warning Notice
Gaming Machine - Warning Notice - Template (PDF 169KB) (Word version 23KB)

Gaming Machine Act 2004 Amendments

Changes to the Gaming Machine Act 2004 commenced on 31 August 2015 as part of the ACT Government's gaming machine reform package. The changes introduce an open market trading scheme for gaming machine authorisations, underpinned by a new licensing and authorisation framework and a phased reduction in the number of gaming machines operating in the Territory. For further information on the package please see

The following fact sheets provide information on aspects of the changes."

Ballots - Fact Sheet (PDF 659KB)
Notifiable Actions - Date of Effect (PDF 144KB)
001: The New Licensing Framework (PDF 134KB)
002: Trading Scheme Phases (PDF 121KB)
003: The Trading Scheme (PDF 130KB)
004: Reducing Gaming Machine Numbers (PDF 131KB)
005: One-off Increase to Maximum Numbers (PDF 130KB)
006: Approvals and Notifications (PDF 132KB)
007: Class B Licences (PDF 125KB)
009: Storage of Gaming Machines (PDF 126KB)
010: Phase 2 - Increase Maximum Number (PDF 124KB)
011: Surrender or Cancel Licence Certificate or Authorisation (PDF 120KB)
012: Transfer of Licences and Authorisations (PDF 118KB)
013: Compulsory Surrender of Authorisations (PDF 112KB)
014: Phase 1 - Quarantine of Gaming Machines (PDF 100KB)
015: Advertising lotteries at gaming machine venues (PDF 550KB)
016: Computer cabinet access registers (PDF 521KB)
017: Display of licence and certificate (PDF 542KB)
018: Interstate guests (PDF 492KB)
019: Approved statements on gaming machines (PDF 400KB)

Trading Scheme Statistics

Trading Scheme Statistics as at 28 February 2017 (PDF 99KB)
Trading Scheme Statistics as at 31 January 2017 (PDF 79KB)
Trading Scheme Statistics as at 31 December 2016 (PDF 79KB)
Trading Scheme Statistics as at 30 November 2016 (PDF 99KB)
Trading Scheme Statistics as at 31 October 2016 (PDF 104KB)
Trading Scheme Statistics as at 31 August 2016 (PDF 103KB)
Trading Scheme Statistics as at 31 July 2016 (PDF 99KB)
Trading Scheme Statistics as at 30 June 2016 (PDF 245KB)
Trading Scheme Statistics as at 11 April 2016 (PDF 113KB)

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