The Commission’s operational structure as at 30 June 2017 is identified in the following Organisation Chart.
The Deputy Director-General Access Canberra, is accountable to the ACT Public Service Head of Service, and the Minister for Regulatory Services. The Deputy Director-General is responsible for the administration and business of Access Canberra including any work that Access Canberra undertakes on behalf of the Commission.
The Director-General Justice and Community Safety, is accountable to the Attorney-General. The Director-General is responsible for broad gaming and racing policy on a whole-of-government basis. The Chief Executive of the Commission is also the Chief Operating Officer of Access Canberra and is a member of the governing board.
The Commission is divided into four sections, which are each lead by a Manager in the following groups
Coordination and Revenue
The Coordination and Revenue section is responsible for the following operations:
- effective office, human resource and financial management for the Commission;
- responsible for the Commission’s governance arrangements;
- collection of payments of taxes, levies and fees paid to the Government by licensees;
- coordinates statutory reporting requirements; and
- oversight of the internal audit function and secretariat to the Internal Audit and Risk Committee.
The Gaming Regulation section is responsible for:
- administration of operation gaming machines in the ACT; and
- processing of lottery products and trade promotions.
The Policy and Research section assists with the following function of the Commission:
- monitoring & researching the social effects of gambling;
- funding activities related to gaming and racing;
- reviewing relevant legislation and policy; and
- managing the provision of education and counselling services.
Compliance & Investigations
The Compliance and Investigation Section assists the Commission undertake its function in relation to:
- ensuring statutory compliance of gaming laws;
- investigating complaints in relation to compliance with gaming laws;
- promotion of consumer protection in relation to gambling;
- minimising the possibility of criminal or unethical behaviour;
- assist in reducing the risks and costs to the community and individuals associated with problem gambling;
- ensure the suitability of persons engaged in gambling operations associated with the race and sports bookmaking industries;
- ensure that bookmaking is conducted at appropriate venues in accordance with legislative requirements;
- regulate racing activities as provided by the Racing Act 1999; and
- providing secretariat support to the Racing Appeals Tribunal.