Gaming Permits (Section 55 Certificates)

Gaming Permits (Section 55 Certificate)

Planning - Gaming Permits (Section 55 Certificate)

Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987

The Gaming and Wagering Act 1987 consolidates the law relating to minor gaming in Western Australian and provides the opportunity for clubs and charities to raise funds through lotteries, bingo, two-up and gaming events. It also provides the Gaming and Wagering Commission with the authority to supervise Rancing and Wagering Western Australia's off-course wagering activities.

What is a Section 55 Certificate? - Local Planning Authority

A Gaming Permit from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is required to be obtained for the act of gaming from a premises. Section 55 of the Gaming and Wagering Act 1987 requires a certificate from the local authority to be submitted for the grant, or for a change in the use or condition of any premises, unless otherwise determined.

A Section 55 Certificate is required to state that the proposed use of the premises is consistent with the current planning approval affecting the property.

How do I apply for a Section 55 Certificate?

To obtain a Section 55 Certifiate the applicant must submit the following information to the City of Wanneroo:

  • Completed City of Wanneroo Gaming Permit (Section 55 Certificate) Application Form;
  • Application Fee for Section 55 Certificate (Refer to Planning Fee Schedule);
  • Detailed Site Plan (to scale) clearly identifying the location of premises to be licensed: and
  • Detailed Scale Internal Floor Plan (to scale) indicating specific area where the gaming activity to take place (eg. Main Hall, Dining Room etc.) (intended area of use to be highlighted).

Lodgement Options

You can lodge an application via our Online Lodgement Service.

In Person
You can lodge an application over the counter at the City of Wanneroo Civic Centre located at 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo during business hours of Monday-Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm.

By Post
You can lodge an application via post to:
City of Wanneroo
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Applicants should ensure that requests for Section 55 Certificates are lodged promptly to ensure that the City has sufficient time to process the application. To assist with timely processing of applications, applicants should ensure that all application forms, fees, supporting documentation are submitted at the time of lodgement.

In line with the City's recordkeeping requirements, please ensure that the information included on this form is accurate and complete form before submitting with the City as the form and any supporting documents will not be returned. The City accepts no responsibility for any lose, damage, liability or inconvenience suffered by any person as a result of usig the form or lodging the form with the City.

Where can I find out more information about Gaming Permits?

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Phone (08) 9425 1888
Free Call: 1800 634 541