Legislation and Regulation

On April 1, 2014, The Liquor and Gaming Control Act and accompanying regulations came into force to create the LGA. The LGA will bring liquor and gaming regulatory services under one roof to deliver integrated, single-window services for licensing and compliance. The new regulatory framework focuses on 21st century expectations for consumer choice, social responsibility, public safety and red tape reduction as the cornerstones of modern regulation.

The Liquor and Gaming Control Act (click to view)

Regulations under The Liquor and Gaming Control Act (click each one to view):

Highlights of new legislation
  • streamlines the categories of liquor licences from twelve to three
  • increases flexibility to liquor licence terms and conditions
  • eliminates the Liquor Licensing Board to speed licensing and hearing processes


  • supports small live music venues
  • improves public safety and policing powers
  • improves the public notice and citizen input process for liquor applications and community concerns