How it works
You need to apply for a gambling consent for a class 4 venue licence if you want to:
- open a new venue where gaming machines are required
- increase the number of gaming machines at an existing venue
- start operating gaming machines that were not on the premises within the previous 6 months.
To get consent, you need either a current on-licence with a designation, or a club licence.
Once the gambling consent for a class 4 venue licence is granted, you need to apply for a gaming licence from the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA).
Gambling Venues Policy
Gaming venue zones
Wellington City is divided into seven gaming venue zones. View the maps below to find out which zone you are in and the maximum number of gaming machines allowed in each zone.