​Find my Local Impact Assessment Band

The Local Impact Assessment (LIA) scheme classifies all areas within NSW based on the risk of introducing additional gaming machines into that area.

Under changes to the LIA scheme, classifications will move from using Local Government Area (LGA) boundaries to using Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) boundaries. SA2s are a geographical boundary set by the Australian Bureau of Statistics which represents a community of 3,000 to about 25,000 people. SA2s will be classified into Band 1 (low risk), Band 2 (medium risk) or Band 3 (high risk - subject to an "area cap").

You can identify the SA2 in which a hotel or registered club (with or without gaming machines) is located by using this map. The map also identifies the proposed classification band of the SA2, and whether the SA2 will be subject to an area cap. An SA2's band may be different from the current LGA band.

Using the map

You can search for an address or licensed venue, by selecting this icon 

To search an address, select the drop-down arrow and click on 'Property Address". You can type in any part of the address, such as the street number, street name or suburb and get up to 100 possibilities to choose from. Alternatively, you can type in an address from the beginning to get up to 100 options in the drop-down list; you must use abbreviations such as st for street, rd for the road, dr for drive, ave for avenue, ct for circuit, cres for crescent and hwy for highway. Take note of how the address appears in the drop-down list and use that format in your search.

Alternatively, you can search a licence name by selecting the drop-down arrow and clicking on 'Venue Details' then enter the licence name of a venue. 

Selecting anywhere on the map will display a window containing information relating to that SA2 area. On mobile devices, a label will be displayed – select the forward arrow to view the window. 

The window displays the classification band and whether an area cap applies. It also includes the number of gaming machine entitlements/permits in the area as at 9 November 2017. This is the maximum number of machines that can be operated by gaming venues. Note that the actual number of operating machines may be less than this number.

Selecting a licensed venue icon will display a window containing two pages. One page shows information about that venue, such as the maximum authorised number of gaming machine entitlements/permits. Select the forward arrow at the top right of the window to view the other page containing SA2 area information described in the paragraph above.

A legend for the map is available by selecting this icon 

Providing feedback

L&GNSW takes care in ensuring the accuracy of data and that information on the map is as up-to-date as possible. As some of this information in the map is obtained from sources outside of L&GNSW, its accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

We will continue to improve and develop the map based on your feedback, and as new data becomes available.

To provide feedback about the map, please email data.info@liquorandgaming.nsw.gov.au

Data sources

The following data was sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website:
  • Local Government Area (LGA) 2016
  • Suburb areas (2016) 
  • Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) (2011) boundary maps
  • Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) scores (2011) 
  • SA2 area population statistics (2011) data. 
The following data was sourced from L&GNSW and will be updated regularly:
  • Licence Name, Licence Number, Licence Type 
  • Venue Address, LGA, Region 
  • (Gaming machine) Entitlements, (Poker machine) Permits and Total Authorised Limit
  • Unfulfilled Quota and Gaming machine threshold
To view when the data was last updated, please click on the Help About icon on the interactive map.

The SA2 data remains static and reflects the situation when the classification band for that area was determined – i.e. 9 November 2017. This will remain until the next time SA2 areas are classified (expected in 2019).

Over time there may be some disparity between this data and the data relating to individual gaming venues caused by business changes by those venues. 

This L&GNSW data has been published under a creative commons licence.

This map data is licensed under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) by the OpenStreetMap Foundation and is copyright OpenStreetMap contributors.
NSW Imagery layer and NSW Points of Interest layer was sourced from Department of Finance, Services and Innovation.

​Related Links

Local Impact Assessment