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From 1 July 2023 current licensed premises gaming (LPG) licences will no longer exist.

The LPG licence category will be replaced by a new venue licence category.

As an LPG operator you must apply and be assessed to hold a new venue licence. Online applications will be able to be submitted from 1 July 2022.

While this may sound like a while away, you should start preparing now, so that you submit a compliant application on time.

Find out:

Why things are changing

What additional responsibilities venue operators will have

Step 1 - Check when yo​ur LPG licence expires and take action

The expiry date is on your licence and when it expires affects what you must do.

Expires between 1 March 2022 and 30 June 2022

  • Apply to renew your LPG licence before it expires and pay the LPG licence renewal fee
  • Apply for a venue licence on 1 July 2022

 

Expires between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023

  • Apply for a venue licence before your LPG licence expires or ideally before January 2023, which​ever occurs first
  • Pay the venue licence application fee

Expires on or after 1 July 2023

  • Apply for a venue licence from 1 July 2022 and ideally before January 2023
  • Pay the venue licence application fee


Venue licences effective from 1 July 2023 will be issued to suitable applicants when they become available. You will be advised about the outcome of your application before then.

Step 2 - Start to prepare your application

​Preparing a compliant application will take time. Start now so that your application is assessed without delays. Incomplete applications cannot be assessed.

  • ​​Get your business documents together.  You will need to provide documents including:
    • ​​evidence of the legal entity applying
    • property information including title/lease, property and floor plans
    • proof of identity for all associates
    • financial statements for the most recent three years

​Print off the application checklist now - 

 Venue Licence Checklist (PDF 295Kb)​

  • ​​Contact your associates. Existing and new associates must submit a separate application form as they must be assessed as well. Associates for more than one venue in a common ownership group will only require one application. For a definition of associates, see the ​Supporting Information page.  

Put monthly reminders in your diary to follow up with associates to make sure they are preparing their applications.



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