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Gaming machine licence and application fees

These licence and application fees are in effect from 16 February 2020.

Gaming-related application and licence fees automatically update each year on 16 February in line with inflation.

GST is not payable and fees can change without notice. Fees are not refundable if the application is withdrawn or not granted.

We are deferring a range of gaming-related payments for up to six months due to the impact of COVID-19 on clubs and hotels across NSW. Deferred payments include:

  • community benefit payment
  • gaming machine lease levy
  • statutory payments under the Gaming Machines Regulation 2010, such as unclaimed jackpot prizes and unclaimed gaming machine tickets.

Frequently asked questions.

Please note for fees listed below:

*This fee is not subject to the annual increase. 
^This application also includes a levy of 5% of the lease amount (rounded to the nearest dollar) or $1,000 per lease for each year the lease operates (whichever is higher), payable by the lessee (hotel receiving the gaming machine entitlements). You will be invoiced for this amount when your application is assessed.

LicenceForm IDFee

Gaming machine technician's licence
(includes $50* photo ID card cost)

$253

Gaming machine technician's photo ID card

$50*

Gaming machine seller’s licence

$508

Gaming machine dealer’s licence

$10,165

Gaming machine testing facility licence

$1,017

Change of directors or shareholders

An annual licence fee is payable for all gaming-related licences. Each year licensees receive their fee by email to pay.

Read more about the fee.

Hotel forms:

Transfer or lease type

Form ID

Fee

Gaming machine entitlement transfer - hotel

$254

Single gaming machine entitlement transfer without threshold increase - country to country hotel

$254

Single gaming machine entitlement transfer with threshold increase - country to country hotel

$813

Gaming machine entitlement transfer - rural hotel gaming closure - no gaming machine threshold increase required

$254

Gaming machine entitlement transfer - rural hotel gaming closure - with gaming machine threshold increase

$813

Hotel gaming machine entitlements (model) lease

N/A

GME lease transfer hotel ^

$254^

Gaming machine entitlement lease transfer - hotel with GMT increase and LIA not required ^

$813^

Transfer poker machine permits ^*

$250^*

Club forms:

Transfer or lease type

Form ID

Fee

Gaming machine entitlement transfer - related premises of a registered club

$254

Gaming machine entitlement transfer: registered club

$254

Club gaming machine entitlements lease

N/A

Gaming machine entitlement lease transfer: registered club ^

$254^

Gaming machine entitlement lease transfer registered club with GMT increase and LIA not required ^

$813^

Hotel forms:

Application

Form ID

Fee

Gaming machine threshold increase

$559

Gaming machine threshold increase where LIA required *

With Class 1 LIA: $1,650*

With Class 2 LIA:  $6,000*

Gaming machine threshold increase with gaming machine entitlement transfer - hotel - no LIA required

$813

Gaming machine threshold increase: removal of hotel - with LIA *

With Class 1 LIA: $1,650*

With Class 2 LIA: $6,000*

Gaming machine threshold increase - removal of licence within a LGA - no LIA required

$813

Club forms:

Application

Form ID

Fee

Gaming machine threshold increase

$559

Gaming machine threshold increase where LIA required *

With Class 1 LIA: $1,650*

With Class 2 LIA:  $6,000*

Gaming machine threshold increase - registered club in ‘new development area’ *

$1,650*

Gaming machine threshold increase - removal of licence within a LGA - no LIA required

$813

Gaming machine threshold increase: removal of registered club - with LIA *

With Class 1 LIA: $1,650*

With Class 2 LIA: $6,000*

Gaming machine threshold increase with gaming machine entitlement transfer - registered club

$813

Hotel and club forms:

Application

Form ID

Fee

Change gaming machine shutdown period - to the general 6-hour period

N/A

Change gaming machine shutdown period - weekends and public holidays

$559

Change gaming machine shutdown period on hardship grounds - each day of the week

$559

Change gaming machine shutdown period - early openers

N/A

Hotel and club form:

Application

Form ID

Fee

Disconnect gaming machines from centralised monitoring system (CMS)

N/A

Hotel and club form:

Payment

Form ID

Fee

Expired gaming machines tickets payment and unclaimed jackpot prizes

N/A