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Amendments to the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA) were passed by parliament on 9 August 2017. The amendments received Royal Assent on 16 August 2017 and the majority came into effect on 13 September 2017. They implement one of the government’s key reforms to combat illegal offshore wagering, in response to recommendations in the 2015 Review of the impact of illegal offshore wagering.

The IGA amendments clarify the legality of certain services and strengthen the enforcement mechanisms by introducing a civil penalty regime and a range of disruption and deterrence measures to be administered by the ACMA. They also prohibit certain regulated interactive wagering services from providing or facilitating the provision of credit to customers in Australia. These ‘credit-related’ provisions will come into force in February 2018.

This page will be updated from time to time, to address additional aspects of the IGA or other changes.

Publications

Title 

Date

Summary

The Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum

Jun 2016

Supplementary explanatory memorandum to the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016

The Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 Explanatory memorandum 

Nov 2016 

Explanatory memorandum to the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016

Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering 

Apr 2016

Report to the Ministers for Social Services and the Minister for Communication and the Arts by Lead Reviewer, the Hon. Barry O’Farrell 

Commonwealth Government's response to the Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering 

Apr 2016

Commonwealth Government's response to the Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering supporting 18 of its 19 recommendations 

 

Last updated: 12 September 2017