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​About ​Liquor & Gaming NSW

Liquor & Gaming NSW is responsible for the regulation of liquor, wagering, gaming and registered clubs in NSW. It sits within the Liquor, Gaming & Emergency Management Division of the NSW Department of Justice.

The agency's responsibilities include compliance, enforcement and licensing functions, as well as the provision of policy advice, program evaluation and executive support to the NSW Government.

Liquor & Gaming NSW was created on 1 February 2016, taking on most of the responsibilities performed by two former agencies, the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing and the Independent, Liquor and Gam​​ing Authority (ILGA).

The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority Board was retained as an independent statutory decision maker, while transferring administrative and processing functions to Liquor & Gaming NSW.  Liquor & Gaming NSW provides administrative, review and secretariat support to the Board.

We are committed to delivering a strong focus on compliance and enforcement to minimise the risks of alcohol and gambling related harm in the community, as well as providing consistent and transparent decision making, and effectively engaging and communicating with our stakeholders and the broader community.

Read more about our guiding principles by downloading our Strategic Approach (PDF, 1.1MB) to see how our values support key policies such as the Alcohol-Related Harm Local Intervention Framework (PDF, 913KB) and Compliance and Enforcement Policy (PDF 1.6MB). 

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