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Gaming machine regional caps and limits

On 20 September 2017, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation announced a number of changes to regional caps and municipal limits on gaming machine entitlements.

These changes came into effective 3 November 2017 and include:

  • six new regions have been created, four are fully capped (Central Goldfields, East Gippsland, Wellington and Maroondah) and two are partially capped (Frankston and Wyndham)
  • the existing partially capped regions of Brimbank and Hume have been extended to fully cap the local government area
  • the existing partially capped regions of Banyule and Casey have been extended to include more areas vulnerable to harm from problem gambling
  • the removal of the Shire of Yarra as a partially capped region and its designation as a municipal district
  • new maximum permissible number of gaming machine entitlements in most municipal districts.

Full details of the changes are available via the Ministerial Order dated 20 September 2017 (PDF, 1.48MB).

This means there are 25 capped regions in Victoria. Any area not covered by a regional cap is subject to a municipal limit.

A list of the 25 capped regions for 2017 (XLXS, 19KB) is available for download.

What is a capped region?

Each capped region has been provided a maximum permissible number of entitlements. This does not mean that gaming machines can be automatically added to a region.

The below table shows the maximum permissible number of entitlements available in each capped region as at 3 November 2017.

Note the maps for Banyule, Casey, Frankston, Melbourne, Monash, Moreland, Whittlesea and Wyndham are maps of the locality boundary and do not reflect the partially capped area.

Region determined under section 3.2.4

Areas included in the region as defined by the Vicmap Locality Boundaries (Property) (polygon) dataset series as at 30 June 2017, published on www.land.vic.gov.au

Maximum permissible number of gaming machine entitlements under which gaming may be conducted in the region determined under section 3.4A.5(3A)

Maps

Ballarat

The area covered by the local government area of the City of Ballarat

663

Ballarat

Banyule

The area covered by that part of the following localities included in the local government area of the City of Banyule:

  • Bellfield (Greater Melbourne)
  • Bundoora
  • Eaglemont
  • Heidelberg
  • Heidelberg Heights
  • Heidelberg West
  • Ivanhoe
  • Ivanhoe East
  • Rosanna
  • Watsonia
  • Watsonia North

392

Banyule

Bass Coast

The area covered by the local government area of the Shire of Bass Coast

214

Bass Coast

Brimbank

The area covered by the local government area of the City of Brimbank

953

Brimbank

Casey

The area covered by that part of the following localities included in the local government area of the City of Casey:

  • Berwick
  • Botanic Ridge
  • Cranbourne
  • Cranbourne East
  • Cranbourne North
  • Cranbourne South (north of Browns Road within the City of Casey)
  • Cranbourne West
  • Devon Meadows (north of Browns Road within the City of Casey)
  • Doveton
  • Eumemmerring
  • Hallam
  • Hampton Park
  • Junction Village
  • Lynbrook
  • Lyndhurst
  • Narre Warren
  • Narre Warren South

867

Casey

Central Goldfields

The area covered by the local government area of the Shire of Central Goldfields

99

Central Goldfields

Darebin

The area covered by the local government area of the City of Darebin

769

Darebin

East Gippsland

The area covered by the local government area of the Shire of East Gippsland

332

East Gippsland

Frankston

The area covered by that part of the following localities included in the local government area of the City of Frankston:

  • Carrum Downs
  • Seaford
  • Frankston
  • Frankston North
  • Frankston South

457

Frankston

Greater Dandenong

The area covered by the local government area of the City of Greater Dandenong

989

Greater Dandenong

Greater Geelong and Queenscliffe

The area covered by the local government area of the City of Greater Geelong and the Borough of Queenscliffe

1,421

Greater Geelong and Queenscliffe

Greater Shepparton

The area covered by the local government area of the City of Greater Shepparton

329

Greater Shepparton

Hobsons Bay

The area covered by the local government area of the City of Hobsons Bay

577

Hobsons Bay

Hume

The area covered by the local government area of the City of Hume

851

Hume

Latrobe

The area covered by the local government area of the City of Latrobe

522

Latrobe

Maribyrnong

The area covered by the local government area of the City of Maribyrnong

471

Maribyrnong

Maroondah

The area covered by the local government area of the City of Maroondah

759

Maroondah

Melbourne

The area covered by that part of the following localities included in the local government area of the City of Melbourne:

  • Carlton
  • Flemington
  • Kensington
  • North Melbourne

149

Melbourne

Monash

The area covered by that part of the following localities included in the local government area of the City of Monash:

  • Ashwood
  • Chadstone
  • Clayton
  • Hughesdale
  • Huntingdale
  • Oakleigh
  • Oakleigh East
  • Oakleigh South
  • Mulgrave
  • Notting Hill

616

Monash

Moonee Valley

The area covered by the local government area of the City of Moonee Valley

746

Moonee Valley

Moreland

The area covered by that part of the following localities included in the local government area of the City of Moreland:

  • Brunswick
  • Brunswick East
  • Brunswick West
  • Coburg
  • Coburg North
  • Fawkner
  • Fitzroy North

551

Moreland

Warrnambool

The area covered by the local government area of the City of Warrnambool

234

Warrnambool

Wellington

The area covered by the local government area of the Shire of Wellington

318

Wellington

Whittlesea

The area covered by that part of the following localities included in the local government area of the City of Whittlesea:

  • Bundoora
  • Epping
  • Lalor
  • Mill Park
  • Thomastown

581

Whittlesea

Wyndham

The area covered by that part of the following localities included in the local government area of the City of Wyndham:

  • Hoppers Crossing
  • Laverton
  • Laverton North
  • Manor Lakes
  • Werribee
  • Williams Landing
  • Wyndham Vale

638

Wyndham
What about gaming in municipal districts?

The Ministerial Order dated 20 September 2017 also contains a determination as to the maximum permissible number of gaming machine entitlements under which gaming may be conducted for each municipal district in Victoria, as set out in the following table.

*Note that the maximum permissible number of gaming machine entitlements only applies to the part of the municipal district not covered by a regional cap, as set out in the table above.

Municipal district

Maximum permissible number of gaming machine entitlements under which gaming may be conducted in the region determined under section 3.4A.5(3A)

Alpine Shire

100

Ararat Rural City

95

Banyule City*

396

Baw Baw Shire

374

Bayside City

758

Benalla City

112

Boroondara City

1,331

Buloke Shire

50

Campaspe Shire

293

Cardinia Shire

573

Casey City*

458

Colac-Otway Shire

166

Corangamite Shire

125

Frankston City*

279

Gannawarra Shire

85

Glen Eira City

1,119

Glenelg Shire

157

Golden Plains Shire

159

Greater Bendigo City

870

Hepburn Shire

127

Hindmarsh Shire

47

Horsham Rural City

153

Indigo Shire

126

Kingston City

1,213

Knox City

1,222

Loddon Shire

61

Macedon Ranges Shire

355

Manningham City

945

Mansfield Shire

68

Melbourne City*

143

Melton City

824

Mildura Rural City

419

Mitchell Shire

299

Moira Shire

232

Monash City*

777

Moorabool Shire

247

Moreland City*

514

Mornington Peninsula Shire

1,239

Mount Alexander Shire

156

Moyne Shire

126

Murrindindi Shire

113

Nillumbik Shire

469

Northern Grampians Shire

93

Port Phillip City

883

Pyrenees Shire

60

South Gippsland Shire

228

Southern Grampians Shire

126

Stonnington City

902

Strathbogie Shire

85

Surf Coast Shire

227

Swan Hill City

up to 31 December 2017 (inclusive) - 161

on and after 1 January 2018 - 159

Towong Shire

48

Wangaratta Rural City

223

West Wimmera Shire

31

Whitehorse City

1,308

Whittlesea City*

411

Wodonga City

304

Wyndham City*

552

Yarra City

773

Yarra Ranges Shire

1,161

Yarriambiack Shire

53

The precincts of Melbourne central business district, Docklands and Southbank in the municipal district of the Melbourne City as defined by the map of those precincts in the Ministerial Order is excluded from the operation of the Ministerial Order dated 17 September 2017.

See Gaming machine entitlements for the current gaming machine entitlement Register.

Page last modified 
2 November 2017