Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs casino and non-casino gaming services help keep gambling in New Zealand fair and honest. The Gaming Compliance Office audits and investigates non-casino gaming activities, licenses all non-casino gaming. Click on this link to find out more: Department of Internal Affairs


The Gambling Commission is an independent statutory decision-making body established under the Gambling Act 2003. The Commission hears casino licensing applications, and appeals on licensing and enforcement decisions made by the Secretary of Internal Affairs in relation to gaming machines and other non-casino gambling activities. The Gambling Commission has the powers of a Commission of Inquiry. Click on this link to find out more: New Zealand Gambling Commission


Complaints about unsuccessful applications for grants may be directed to the Trust concerned using the contact details listed on the Trusts web page. Complaints about the conduct of gambling any of the Trusts venues, or about the conduct of any of the Trust's in relation to the gambling may be made to the Secretary for Internal Affairs at:

Northern Region Gaming Compliance Unit
AA Centre, 99 Albert Street

Telephone:     0800 257 887
Fax:                (09) 362 7945

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