The Liquor and Gaming Branch provides administrative support to the Commissioner for Licensing and the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission. These are separate legal entities established under the Tasmanian Liquor Licensing Act 1990 and the Gaming Control Act 1993.
06.12.2016 - Changes to the Gaming Control Act 1993 mean all new applications to authorise possession of gaming machines will be subject to a community interest test. Until the form of the community interest test is complete, applications to authorise possession of gaming machines are suspended until further notice.
01.12.2016 - The Liquor and Gaming Branch office will be closed for the holiday period -
closing 3 pm Friday 23 December 2016 and opening Tuesday 3 January 2017 at 8.30 am.
01.12.2016 - The Commissioner for Licensing has authorised opening hours to be extended for premises holding a general, club or on licence:-
Christmas eve midnight until 2 am on Christmas day; and
New Year's eve midnight until 3 am New Year's day.