Commencement of new liquor and gaming regulations from 1 March 2016

New regulations commenced on 1 March 2016 to support the introduction of reforms under the Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007 as part of the Government's liquor and gaming structural reforms.

Gaming and Liquor Administration Amendment (Reviewable Decisions) Regulation 2016 - prescribes those ILGA licensing decisions that are required to be published and are reviewable by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. This captures decisions relating to applications lodged with ILGA from 1 March 2016 and applies to:

  • The grant or removal of a hotel licence.
  • The grant or removal of a club licence.
  • The grant or removal of an on premises licence relating to a public entertainment venue (other than a cinema or theatre) eg. a nightclub.
  • The grant or removal of a packaged liquor licence, other than a licence limited to sales made through the internet, telephone and other remote means.
  • An application for extended trading in relation to the above licences that permits the sale of liquor after midnight.
  • An application to vary or revoke a licence condition in relation to the above licence to permit the sale of liquor after midnight.
  • A gaming machine threshold application that relates to a class 2 local impact assessment.
  • An application which has been delegated by ILGA to be determined by Liquor and Gaming NSW, but that delegation has not been exercised.

The regulation also prescribes a delegated decision made on behalf of ILGA relating to an application lodged from 1 February 2016 for a packaged liquor licence that is limited to the sale of liquor made through the internet, telephone and other remote means as a decision that can be reviewed by ILGA.

Liquor Amendment (Fees and Referral of Applications to Secretary) Regulation 2016- exempts licence applications made to ILGA that are determined under delegation by Liquor and Gaming NSW staff from being referred to the Secretary.

It also reduces the processing component of the application fee by 10 per cent for those liquor applications that can be lodged online, which includes licence transfers and most types of liquor licences.

Gaming Machines Amendment (Referral of Applications to Secretary) Regulation 2016 - exempts those gaming-related applications made to ILGA that are determined under delegation from being referred to the Secretary.

View all the Amendments on the Legislation NSW website.