OLGR laws and policies

Acts and Regulations

The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) administers the following Acts and Regulations:


  • Liquor Act 1992
    • Liquor Regulation 2002
    • Liquor (Approval of Adult Entertainment Code) Regulation 2002
  • Wine Industry Act 1994
    • Wine Industry Regulation 2009


  • Casino Control Act 1982
    - Breakwater Island Casino Agreement Act 1984
    - Brisbane Casino Agreement Act 1992
    - Cairns Casino Agreement Act 1993
    - Jupiters Casino Agreement Act 1983
    - Queen's Wharf Brisbane Act 2016
    • Casino Control Regulation 1999
  • Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999
    • Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Regulation 1999
  • Gaming Machine Act 1991
    • Gaming Machine Regulation 2002
  • Interactive Gambling (Player Protection) Act 1998
    • Interactive Gambling (Player Protection) Regulation 1998
  • Keno Act 1996
    • Keno Regulation 2007
  • Lotteries Act 1997
    • Lotteries Regulation 2007
  • Wagering Act 1998
    • Wagering Regulation 1999

Visit the Office of Queensland Parliamentary Counsel to download copies of these Acts.

Gaming policy

The Policy direction for gambling in Queensland outlines the reasons and strategy for minimising gambling-related harm in Queensland.

Gaming rules

The rules for players—that explain the rights and obligations of both the player and licensed gaming operator—are known as ‘gaming rules’. These rules are lawful, binding and act as support material for the associated gaming Acts and Regulations.

The Minister for Justice approves the gaming rules and their notification in the Queensland Government Gazette. Licensed gaming operators must make their rules available to players.

Current Queensland gaming rules are:

Contact us for historical versions of Queensland's gaming rules.

Red tape reduction

OLGR is committed to reducing the regulatory burden on Queensland’s liquor and gaming industries.

In 2012, we appointed an expert panel of industry, community and government representatives to review liquor licensing, gaming, trading hours and noise restrictions. The panel contributed to the development of a discussion paper—Red tape reduction proposals for liquor and gaming—which was released for public consultation in February 2013. All Queenslanders were invited to comment on the issues identified and the proposals presented in the discussion paper.

More than 300 submissions were lodged by the 15 March 2013 closing date. These submissions and advice from the expert panel were considered and in 2013 the Queensland Parliament passed 2 phases of a new Bill, the Liquor and Gaming (Red Tape Reduction) and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013. This has resulted in a range of changes to legislation affecting the liquor and gaming industries in Queensland.