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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is the independent statutory authority that regulates Victoria's gambling and liquor industries.

Our vision is that Victorians and visitors enjoy safe and responsible gambling and liquor environments.
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Gaming venue exterior signage

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Section 3.5.35 of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 prohibits the display of gaming machine related signs. This page outlines the requirements.

The Gambling Regulation (Signage) Regulations 2005 allow a limited number of gaming machine related signs to be displayed on approved venues.

A gaming machine related sign is any sign (whether consisting of words, symbols, pictures or any other thing) that draws attention to, or can reasonably be taken to draw attention to, the availability of gaming machines for gaming or that uses a term or expression frequently associated with gaming machines.

What signage can be displayed?

Venue operators are able to display a gaming machine related sign on their venues. There are restrictions on the quantity, availability and size of gaming signagee. The term ‘Pokies’ can be used on the sign.

Requirements

The Regulations permit the display of the gaming machine related sign if the:

  • sign is located on an approved venue
  • sign (or each side of the sign) contains the word ‘Pokies’ (used once) in white text on a single colour background
  • word ‘Pokies’ is in any of the fonts known as Helvetica, Arial or other similar font
  • area of the sign (or area of each side of the sign) does not exceed two square metres
  • the sign (or each side of the sign) does not contain;
    • decorative ridges or illumination, embossing, bulges or other irregularities, and
    • words, numbers, symbols or pictures that draw attention to the availability of gaming machines for gaming or that are frequently associated with gaming machines
  • only one sign under the Regulations is displayed, or if the approved venue has more than one street frontage, no more than two signs are displayed.

Venue operators may require planning approval when installing new signage and should contact their council about specific permit requirements that may apply.

The VCGLR will investigate venues that display prohibited signage, which may result in prosecution or disciplinary action.

Page last modified 
27 November 2018