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If you want to operate gaming or gambling machines in Tauranga, you will need a Class 4 or TAB Venue Consent.

The consent applies to:

  • new gambling venues
  • existing venues that want to increase the number of gaming machines at that venue
  • existing gambling venues that began operations any time after 17 October 2001

Applications must be made by a society or trust and cannot be made by an individual. The consent is specific to the venue.

Apply for a gaming licence

Once you have received a gambling consent from Council you must also apply for any gaming licences required by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Gambling or gaming consent applications Online PDF Word
Class 4 or TAB Venue consent application form - (335kb pdf) -
Class 4 or TAB Venue consent application form - subsequent - (416kb pdf) -
Application for Transfer of Trust - Gaming Licence - (69kb pdf) (262kb doc)

Council policy

Tauranga City has a Gambling Venues Policy. One of the aims of the policy is to manage the number of gaming machines in the City, with a level of one machine per 220 people established as the benchmark.

Policy objectives are:

  • to control the growth of gambling
  • to minimise the harm to the community caused by Class 4 gambling
  • to allow people who wish to participate in Class 4 gambling to continue to do so
  • to define the parameters for when consent for a Class 4 or TAB venue will be granted.

Last Reviewed: 15/05/2018

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