Race Bookmaker's Agents Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you are a licensed race bookmaker and you intend to have another person act as an agent on your behalf. Race bookmaker's agents are authorised to accept bets on behalf of a race bookmaker licence holder.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Have a reputation for sound business conduct;
  • Have a reputation for sound character;
  • Have a satisfactory financial position and financial background;
  • Have not, within five years before applying, been convicted or found guilty of an offence against any gaming laws;
  • Have not been convicted or found guilty (in Australia or a foreign country) of an offence punishable by death or imprisonment;
  • Have not, at any time, associated, or entered into any business or financial arrangements, with a person who has a reputation for unsound business conduct or unsound character;
  • Complete the application form; and
  • Pay any fees.

The application must include an authorisation, signed by the nominated person, consenting to:

  • being nominated in the application; and
  • a police officer checking the nominated person's criminal record and reporting the results of the check to the commission.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

A licence is issued for a maximum period of 3 years.

Expiry

Licences expire on 30 June.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$221.00
Licence$35.00

Annual fee.

VaryVariation$35.00

Lodgement

Apply

Your application should be accompanied by:

  • A passport-sized photograph, taken within the last year, signed on the reverse side by a person who has the legal authority to do so. The statement on the reverse side of the photograph should read "This is a true likeness of you" and be signed by the authorised person;
  • Fingerprints and palm prints taken by a police officer at a police station ; and
  • A certified true copy of your current driver's licence, passport and full birth certificate.

Approval time

At least 30 days.

Administering agency

ACT Gambling and Racing Commission

Act(s) name

Race and Sports Bookmaking Act 2001 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Race and Sports Bookmaking Regulation 2001 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing and Regulation
ACT Gambling and Racing Commission


Mailing address:
ACT Gambling & Racing Commission
GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 62070359

Fax:

02 62077372
grc.licensing@act.gov.au

Website:

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