Under the Gaming Machine Act 2001, registered clubs and hotels must not operate gaming machines between 4:00am and 10:00am each day of the week. The intention of this requirement is to limit the opportunity for continuous gaming machine play and provide a “break-in play” for gaming machine players. The legislation requires all gaming machines in registered clubs and hotels to be subject to the shutdown requirements.
Existing registered clubs and hotels may apply to the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) to vary the shutdown period or apply for a three-hour shutdown period:
Approval to vary the shutdown period may be subject to conditions imposed by ILGA.
Approval to vary the shutdown period is subject to Guidelines approved by the Minister and ILGA Guideline 16 Late-night Gaming Applications PDF, 692.48 KB. ILGA will only approve a variation to the shutdown period if:
Generally when reviewing changes to shutdown hours, ILGA does not consider activity outside the applicant venues own SA2. The boundaries of your venues SA2 area can be viewed online.
ILGA also considers the following factors when considering a variation:
The application fee for a variation is $550.
Send your applications to:
Post: Gaming Systems | L&GNSW | GPO Box 7060 | Sydney NSW 2001 T: 02 9995 0500 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can apply to revert back to the general shutdown period of 4am to 10am.
Change gaming machine shutdown period to the general 6-hour period form PDF, 733.26 KB
There is no fee for this application. Your application will be assessed against the requirements of ILGA Guideline 16 - Late-night gaming applications PDF, 692.48 KB.