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Operating gaming machines outside of casinos is categorised under the Gambling Act 2003, as Class 4 gambling because of the high risk.
Gambling Act - NZ Legislation
If you want to operate gaming machines in Wellington city, you must apply for a Class 4 Venue Licence from Wellington City Council.
This applies to:
Complete the following form. Include the $127 fee with your application.
Gambling Consent (Class 4 Venue Licence) Application (150KB PDF)
Return your completed application to:
Public HealthC/- Wellington City Council
Once you have received a gambling consent from the Council you must also apply for any gaming licences required by the Department of Internal Affairs.
Casino and Non-Casino Gaming - Department of Internal Affairs
The Council has a Gambling Venues Policy to:
Gambling Venues Policy
All Gaming Venue Zone PDFs in the list below open in new windows.
Wellington is divided into seven gaming venue zones. Check the maps below to find out which zone you are in and the maximum number of gaming machines allowed in each zone.
101 Wakefield Street
PO Box 2199
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