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