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The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) is tasked with regulating the gambling industry in Queensland and ensuring the community benefits from gambling.

Licences and permits

Information and forms for new licence applications (individual, hotels and clubs, service contractors and suppliers), renewing an exisitng licence and making changes to licensed venues. Guidelines for conducting competitions and raffles, poker tournaments and funny money nights and sports and race wagering.

Surrendering a licence or disposing of EGMs

There are a range of matters to consider when surrendering a gaming machine licence or disposing of electronic gaming machines (EGMs).

Electronic Gaming Machine (EMG) reallocation scheme

The EMG reallocation scheme allows for the trade of gaming machines (authorities) that become available in the market

Fees and charges

A list of OLGR fees and charges relating to gaming licencing and regulation.


All gaming machine licence holders are required to have a compliance program in place that meets minimum standards.


Guidelines to help you with gaming licence applications and compliance.

Red tape reduction changes

Information on latest changes affecting the Gaming Machine Act 1991 and legislation governing wagering and casinos in Queensland.

Technical services

Information about submitting gaming equipment and systems to the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (DJAG) for evaluation.

Minimising harm

The Queensland Government is committed to achieving a balance between the social and economic benefits and costs of gambling.

Gaming rules

Gaming rules provide the means and standards by which the various forms of lawful gambling are conducted in Queensland.


Information on how to deal with a situation when the gaming provider is not meeting their legislative obligations.

Gaming statistics

OLGR regularly publishes electronic gaming machine (EGM) statistics for clubs and hotels in geographical areas throughout Queensland.

About gaming in Queensland

Find out about gaming related research, the history of gaming in Queensland and meet the Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming.

Major licence holders

These are the major licence holders under the various gaming legislation administered by OLGR.

Last reviewed 22 August 2014