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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is the independent statutory authority that regulates Victoria's gambling and liquor industries.

Our vision is that Victorians and visitors enjoy safe and responsible gambling and liquor environments.
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ATMs and approved gaming venues

Gaming venues cannot provide, or allow someone to provide, access to automatic teller machines (ATMs) in approved venues.

The ban applies to any cash access device that does not require the customer to interact with venue staff; before any decision to withdraw cash is made by the customer.

This was implemented in response to new cash dispensing machines designed to get around the ban on ATMs in gaming venues. The ban plays an important part in minimising gambling-related harm.

The ban still allows cash withdrawal of $200 per transaction to be made at gaming venues where there is face-to-face interaction with staff, as occurs through traditional EFTPOS facilities.

These measures provide patrons an opportunity to take a break from gaming before accessing cash from an ATM or similar cash facility.

Cash advances are not allowed to be made from a credit account.

Withdrawal limits

From 1 July 2018, there will be a maximum withdrawal limit of $500 on EFTPOS facilities in a 24-hour period. This balances the need to limit access to cash in gaming venues to reduce harm associated with problem gambling while not significantly affecting recreational and non-gamblers. Applying the limit to a 24 hour period and not a day means a person cannot withdraw $500 just before the end of the day and another $500 as soon as the next day begins.

The maximum of $200 per withdrawal still applies.

The Productivity Commission’s 2010 Report into Gambling found that face-to-face interaction when making a withdrawal is less risky as it can deter problem gamblers from withdrawing large sums of money.

Download the fact sheet - Changes to rules for ATMs and approved gaming venues (PDF, 336KB)

Page last modified 
12 October 2017