This page contains information on our Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy and a link to the Policy document.
5/06/2019 8:56 p.m.
Council is by law required to have a Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy.
Since 2003, all councils are required to have a policy that states whether or not class 4 venues may be established in their district or city, and if so where they may be located. These policies may also include several other related matters.
Class 4 gambling means venues with non-casino electronic gambling machines, commonly known as ‘pokie machines’. These venues can include pubs, hotels, clubs (but not casinos).
Council has no power to reduce the current number of machines in the District, it can only provide controls on applications for new venues, the relocation or merger of existing venues, and, in certain circumstances applications to to increase the number of machines at a venue.
Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy review
Council completed the statutory review of our Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy and has proposed some minor changes.
Submissions on this matter closed on 31 May 2019. The Hearing is scheduled for 11 June, with deliberations to be held on 23 July. All information on these parts of the review process will be available on Council's agenda page. Following the link below.
Meetings and Agendas
To view the current Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy, follow the link below.
Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy [216kb]
Follow the link below to read about Council's Board Venue Policy.
Board Venue Policy