A venue operator licence enables an entity to operate gaming machines in Victoria. Venue operators are granted a licence for up to 10 years, and they must apply to renew approval before the expiry date to continue their licence. This page outlines how to apply for a licence.
A company or club that wants to apply for a new venue operator's licence or to renew a current licence, with approved premises needs to complete the Venue operator's licence (new or renewal) with gaming premises online form:
The Act requires venue operators to nominate, in respect of each approved venue, a nominee. The nominee must be approved by the VCGLR and be responsible for the venue on behalf of the venue operator.
This ensures one person is accountable for the management and control of the gaming venue, with the person nominated and approved to be liable under the Act as a gaming venue operator.
Use the online application system to assist with your nominee application form.
A venue operator licence is required to operate gaming machines in Victoria.