Community benefit statements

Clubs with 51 or more gaming machines are required to submit a community benefit statement to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) as part of their annual reporting responsibilities.

The purpose of the community benefit statement is to more formally identify the type and extent of contributions made by clubs to charitable, sporting, recreational and other community initiatives. This shows some of the benefits the community derives from gaming.

Contributions of both a cash and non-cash nature are identified with dollar values in the table below. For calculating the value of non-cash benefits, OLGR advises clubs to apply standard market rates, purchase prices and amounts for administrative and operating expenses involved (i.e. in providing goods and services).

An ‘affiliated entity’ is either an entity recognised under the club's constitution or one that has similar objectives and a traditional relationship or arrangement with the club. An entity not fitting this description is regarded as a ‘non-affiliated entity’.

Note: As the community benefit statement is not subject to audit, OLGR relies on clubs for the accuracy of the details they provide.

Community benefit statements 2015–19
Contribution type Calendar year Non-affiliated entities Affiliated entitiesTotal
(A) Cash 2019 $9,917,110 $38,233,129 $48,150,239
2018 $8,926,671 $38,602,333 $47,529,004
2017 $9,512,984 $33,799,243 $43,312,227
2016 $9,073,580 $33,214,691 $42,288,271
2015 $11,437,658 $29,025,072 $40,462,730
(B) Non-cash 2019 $7,135,433 $6,727,639 $13,863,072
2018 $7,376,673 $6,932,380 $14,309,053
2017 $6,533,950 $6,953,062 $13,487,012
2016 $6,650,490 $7,008,204 $13,659,144
2015 $6,662,033 $7,203,971 $13,866,004
(A) + (B) Total 2019 $17,052,543 $44,960,768 $62,013,311
2018 $16,303,344 $45,534,713 $61,838,057
2017 $16,046,934 $40,752,305 $56,799,239
2016 $15,724,520 $40,222,895 $55,947,415
2015 $18,099,691 $36,229,043 $54,328,734