Sports Bookmaking Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate as a sports bookmaker. Sports bookmakers take or negotiate sport bets on behalf of the general public at sporting events. Sports bookmakers typically operate at large-scale sporting events and are bound by law to operate under current legislation limitations at those events.

Licenses can be granted in three classes:

  • Sole traders;
  • Syndicates of up to four individuals; or
  • Companies.

In cases where a bookmaker requires an agent to act on their behalf, you must apply for a Sports Bookmaker's Agent Licence.

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

Service type


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 your finger and palm prints taken by a police officer at a police station prior to submitting your application.
  • Submit an application;
  • Provide with your application a copy of your driver's licence, passport and full birth certificate;
  • Pay the application fee; and
  • Submit, with your application, an authorisation to allow a police officer to make enquiries and make a report to the commission about your character and criminal record.

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



As specified on your licence.



Each member of a syndicate making the application.


Syndicate or Corporation.



For details of the lodgement process and information on other documentation that is required with your application, please consult the Agency directly.

Administering agency

ACT Gambling and Racing Commission

Act(s) name

Race and Sports Bookmaking Act 2001 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing and Regulation
ACT Gambling and Racing Commission

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


02 62070359


02 62077372


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