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Our role

Liquor & Gaming NSW regulates the liquor, gaming, wagering, casino and registered clubs sectors in NSW, and provides policy advice to government in these spaces

In addition, we provide secretariat support to the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority, the statutory decision-maker responsible for a range of casino, liquor, registered club and gaming machine regulatory functions.

We work hard to ensure:

  • that people enjoy vibrant and dynamic, as well as safe and responsible, liquor and gaming environments
  • that our regulatory efforts are evidenced-informed, coordinated, and targeted to where the risks are greatest


Formed on 1 February 2016 we took on most of the responsibilities performed by two former agencies, the Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing and the Independent, Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA).

The Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority Board was retained as an independent statutory decision maker to deal with higher risk and more contentious licensing decisions, as well as maintain its merits review and disciplinary functions.

As of 1 July 2019 we are part of the Better Regulation Division of the NSW Department of Customer Service.