Under NSW law, there are several licences and authorisations you must have in place before operating gaming machines.
It is against the law to be in possession of a gaming machine in NSW unless properly authorised, with maximum penalties up to $11,000 and/or 12 months imprisonment.
Members of the public are advised not to purchase gaming machines if found advertised.
To operate gaming machines you need:
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Once you have the required authorisations and licences you will need to:
If you buy gaming machines:
You can defer the 90 day payment however you must have a financial agreement approved by the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority Board (ILGA) already in place.
Your application for approval of a financial arrangement should be in the form of a letter detailing how the proposed arrangements meet the guidelines and clause 9 of the Gaming Machines Regulation 2019. The application must include a copy of the proposed financial arrangement.
Read: Financial Arrangements For The Acquisition of Gaming Machines (PDF 50.7 KB)
To install a new gaming machine, change your existing gaming machine, or to dispose of a gaming machine in your venue, you must apply for authorisation.
Learn more about disposing of a gaming machines.
Example of how installation fees work:
Fees are direct debited a month after approval, from the account nominated for payment of your gaming machine tax.
For ongoing fees visit: