By law, gaming machines in registered clubs and hotels must not be operated for the purpose of gambling between 4am and 10am each day. This is called the general shutdown period.
Venues can apply for a change to the general shutdown period.
Use the Change gaming machine shutdown period form (PDF, 247KB) if you want to change your shutdown period to a 3-hour shutdown period of 6am to 9am on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday.
Several factors will influence whether or not a change to the shutdown period is granted. This includes:
Find more information in the FS3125 3-Hour shutdown period guidelines (Saturday, Sunday and public holiday) (PDF, 143KB).
You must include evidence to support your application.
Use the Change gaming machine shutdown period on hardship grounds form (PDF, 250KB) if you want to change your shutdown period to a 3-hour period from 6am to 9am on each day of the week on hardship grounds. You can apply only if:
We will look at several factors before deciding to grant a change to the shutdown period. This includes:
Find more information in the Limited shutdown period guidelines (PDF, 250KB).
Use the Change gaming machine shutdown period form (PDF, 254KB) if your liquor licence was granted before 1 January 1997 and you want to:
Use the Change gaming machine shutdown period - to the general 6-hour period form (PDF, 753KB) if you want to change back to the general 6-hour shutdown period from 4am to 10am.
Send your applications to:Gaming SystemsLiquor & Gaming NSWGPO Box 7060Sydney NSW 2001
Phone: 1300 024 720Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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