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Maryborough Highland Society Inc.


  • Maryborough Highland Society applied for an amendment to their license to increase their electronic gaming machines (EGMs) from 56 to 59.
  • The Central Goldfields Shire Council did not make a submission to this application.
  • The shire council has a rural cap of 99 EGMs and currently operates 96.
  • Therefore granting this application would result in an increase to the from 96 EGMs to 99.


  • The commission refused the application finding that:
    • due to the high level of disadvantage, high EGM density and expenditure, the application would result in a negative impact on community wellbeing.

Relevant document

Maryborough Highland Society Inc. commission decision 27 June 2012

More information

See our infographic on the Central Goldfields Shire and compare its pokies statistics with other councils across Victoria.

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