The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) was established in 2012 by bringing together the functions and resources of two predecessor regulators. The aim was to create a modern world-class regulator—one that would apply an integrated and risk-based approach to regulation in order to deliver more efficient and effective regulation, and compliance monitoring and enforcement, with a focus on minimising harm.
In this audit, we assessed VCGLR’s licensing and compliance functions, its oversight of the Melbourne Casino, its performance measurement and reporting, and its collaboration with other agencies. We also followed up on our recommendations from two previous audits, Taking Action on Problem Gambling in 2010 and Effectiveness of Justice Strategies in Preventing and Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm in 2012.
In this report, 12 recommendations are made for VCGLR, another is directed to VCGLR and Victoria Police, and a further recommendation is made to the Department of Justice and Regulation.