20+ 

SKYCITY Queenstown is committed to keeping minors off site and will rigorously enforce the prevention of under-age gambling in its casinos.

Our security and gaming staff are trained to be particularly vigilant for the presence of under-age persons, however any member of staff has the authority to approach suspected under-age gamblers and seek identification for proof of age.

Age limits FAQ

What ID is acceptable?

  • A current NZ or overseas passport
  • A current NZ or overseas photo driver licence
  • A current Hospitality Association (HANZ) 18+ card
  • Any other current ID with a photo, date of birth, and which is the product of a government institution.

What are the penalties for showing false ID?

  • Use of false ID is illegal - you may be prosecuted and fined up to NZ$500
  • If you are a visitor to New Zealand and are prosecuted, it could affect your eligibility to have your permit renewed.

What are the penalties for being underage in a gaming area?

  • If you are under 20 and are found at SKYCITY Queenstown, we will take out a trespass order against you.  You won't be able to return to SKYCITY for two years - even if you turn 20 in the meantime
  • You may also be prosecuted and fined up to NZ$500
  • If you are a visitor to New Zealand and are prosecuted, it could affect your eligibility to have your permit renewed.

What is a HANZ 18+ card?

  • They are widely accepted photo ID for people who don't have a current NZ or overseas passport, or a NZ driver's licence.

Application forms are available from the Hospitality Association or at any NZ Post Shop.