Casino tax

Casino tax is based on revenue from table games, electronic gaming machines and commission-based players.

The collection and administration of casino tax transferred from the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission on 1 July 2023.

A casino operator must now register with the Commissioner of State Revenue to lodge returns, pay casino tax and pay the community benefit levy.

During the 2022–23 financial year, we established a project board and a working group. The activities of the working group prepared us for the handover from the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission, including arranging for data transfer and the monthly lodgement of returns from Victoria’s casino operator.

In the 2023–24 financial year, we expect to collect $184 million in casino tax and are forecasting $11.1 million for the community benefit levy, which is 1% of a casino operator’s total gaming revenue in a month and is paid into the Victorian Government’s Hospitals and Charities Fund.