As of 1 July 2019, we made changes to the ACT community contribution scheme to maximise community benefits and increase transparency.
Under the changes, clubs now have a minimum increased community contribution rate of 8.8% of net gaming machine revenue (NGMR), up from 8% under the old scheme. The minimum contribution requirements for clubs are:
- 0.4% of NGMR to the Gambling Harm Prevention and Mitigation Fund
- 0.4% of NGMR to the Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund
- 8% of NGMR made as community purpose contributions.
Hotels now also must make a minimum mandatory community contribution of 0.8% of ‘community contribution revenue’ (CCR, being gross gaming machine revenue less any gaming machine tax paid), consisting of:
- 0.4% of CCR to the Gambling Harm Prevention and Mitigation Fund
- 0.4% of CCR to the Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund.
The main reforms under the new scheme include:
- Definition of the ACT community and what is an eligible ‘community purpose contribution’ category
- The ineligibility of claiming contributions to men’s professional sports
- Apportioning facilities maintenance claims to support greater access by the broader community to sports and recreation facilities
- Changes to monetary and in-kind requirements
- Limits to individual benefits and claims that are specifically excluded from the scheme
- Reporting and record keeping requirements for both small and large clubs.
For queries regarding the reforms, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your completed annual report should be sent to Gaming.Operations@act.gov.au