Organisational Structure

The Commission’s operational structure as at 30 June 2017 is identified in the following Organisation Chart.

ACT Property Group 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.

Gaming Regulation

The Gaming Regulation section is responsible for:

  • administration of operation gaming machines in the ACT; and
  • processing of lottery products and trade promotions.

Policy Research

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.
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