SkyCity Adelaide Pty Ltd (ACN 082 362 061) (SkyCity Adelaide’) holds the licence to operate the casino located on North Terrace, Adelaide.

SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited is a New Zealand based company and is the ultimate holding company for SkyCity Adelaide.

The Honourable Brian Martin AO QC has been appointed to conduct an investigation under section 22(2) of the Casino Act 1997 (SA) in regard to the suitability of SkyCity Adelaide and SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited.

The investigation is into the suitability of SkyCity Adelaide to continue to hold the casino licence under the Casino Act 1997 (SA) and the suitability of SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited to continue to be a close associate of SkyCity Adelaide.

See the full terms of reference (PDF, 109.3 KB).


Mr Martin has advised the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner that it is not possible to reliably determine the question of suitability until the resolution of proceedings by AUSTRAC (The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre). The investigation is therefore currently on hold.

Allegations raised in the AUSTRAC proceedings, as well as preliminary matters raised by Mr Martin, have been put to SkyCity while the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner considers his options regarding potential action.

Read the Commissioner’s media release for more

About the investigation

Mr Martin is a retired Supreme Court Justice, who was appointed as the Senior Crown Prosecutor in 1982 and as a Queen’s Counsel in 1984.

He subsequently became the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions before being appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1999. He was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Northern Territory in 2004 and held the position until 2010. Between February 2012 and November 2012, Mr Martin was also an Acting Judge of the Western Australian Supreme Court.