Advertising requirements

Gaming applications – advertising requirements

The following applications must be advertised under the Gaming Machines Act 1992:

  • an application for the grant or transfer of a gaming machine licence
  • an application for the grant of a gaming machine dealer’s licence
  • an application of any other class if the Commissioner so directs.

Once the minimum documents specific to an application has been lodged with Consumer and Business Services a date for callover will be set.

The applicant will receive a letter explaining all details relating to the callover.

Where an application is required to be advertised, notice of the application, in the prescribed form, must be published by the applicant

  1. in the Advertiser
  2. in the Gazette, at least 28 days before the date fixed for the hearing of the application, and
  3. in the case of an application in respect of a gaming machine licence, in another newspaper circulating in the area in which the licensed premises are, or are to be, situated.

The Commissioner may, in an appropriate case, dispense with or modify the advertising requirements. In the case of an application in respect of a gaming machine licence, a copy is to be served on the council, under the Local Government Act 1999 for the area in which the licensed premises are, or are to be, situated.

Objections

When an application is advertised, any person can lodge an objection at least seven days before the hearing date. The objection must be in writing and lodged with Consumer and Business Services. A copy of the objection must also be served by the objector on the applicant at least seven days before the hearing date.

Consumer and Business Services will provide the applicant with details of the content of the advertisement.