A venue operator licence enables an entity to operate gaming machines in Victoria. Venue operators are granted a licence for 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, with approved premises needs to complete the Venue operator's licence (new) Company or Incorporated Association form (PDF, 1.13 MB).
Applicants must ensure that the application form is completed as incomplete applications (including attachments) will not be accepted, and will be returned to the applicant.
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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 responsible 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.
Venue Operator Licence - Nominee applications
You can apply using the online form or download and print the PDF form (PDF, 2.02 MB) from the website.
A venue operator licence is required to operate gaming machines in Victoria.