Important changes to come into effect on 1 January 2015

Gambling and licensing reforms will be implemented to cut red tape and make it easier for licensees to do business. Changes include abolishing the Licensing Commission and the establishment of a new Director-General of Licensing.

Read more on the reforms

Our vision

Our vision is to protect and enhance the lifestyle of the community in a safe and regulated environment.

View our Enforcement policy.

Our work

Gambling and Licensing Services was transitioned to the Department of Business on 4 September 2012.

The division is responsible for:

Territory Business Centres, located in Darwin and major regional centres, are available to help you download and lodge licence applications and renewals online or in person.

In April 2013 the Minister for Business responded to a request from the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs under the Stronger Futures Legislation. View the response:


 Minister's response

  • Minister for Business' statement of reasons
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For further information contact Gambling and Licensing Services.