Liquor & Gaming NSW is responsible for the regulation of liquor, wagering, gaming and registered clubs in NSW. It sits within the NSW Department of Industry.
The agency's responsibilities include compliance, enforcement and licensing functions, as well as the provision of policy advice, program evaluation and executive support to the NSW Government.
Liquor & Gaming NSW was created on 1 February 2016, taking on most of the responsibilities performed by two former agencies, the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing and the Independent, Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA).
The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority Board was retained as an independent statutory decision maker, while transferring administrative and processing functions to Liquor & Gaming NSW. Liquor & Gaming NSW provides administrative, review and secretariat support to the Board.
We are committed to delivering a strong focus on compliance and enforcement to minimise the risks of alcohol and gambling related harm in the community, as well as providing consistent and transparent decision making, and effectively engaging and communicating with our stakeholders and the broader community.
Read more about our guiding principles by downloading our Strategic Approach (PDF, 2MB) to see how our values support key policies such as the Alcohol-Related Harm Local Intervention Framework (PDF, 913KB).
In consultation with our key stakeholders in the community and liquor and gaming industry, every year L&GNSW reviews its regulatory priorities.
Year round, there are fundamental enduring priorities that remain a constant focus for L&GNSW. In addition to this, we have scheduled our focus by identifying our key regulatory priorities for the 2017-2018 period.
Information about our Regulatory Priorities for 2017-2018 is available on our website.