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.
How to apply
1. Submit your application and pay the fee at the same time
Download and complete the form:
Gambling Consent (Class 4 Venue Licence) Application (47KB PDF)
The application fee is $127.
Once you've submitted your application and paid the fee, the process usually takes up to 5 working days.
Pay by email
You can email your form to email@example.com
We will then send you an invoice for payment. Note: Your application won’t be processed until the fee has been paid.
Pay in person
You can submit your form and pay in person at our Service Centre between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. You don't need an appointment.
Pay by post
Mail your form and a cheque to:
Wellington City Council
PO Box 2199
2. Apply for a gaming licence
Once you have received the gambling consent for a class 4 venue licence from the Council, you must apply for a gaming licence through the Department of Internal Affairs.
Casino and Non-Casino Gaming – Department of Internal Affairs
The Public Health team is available Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Phone: 04 499 4444