Race Bookmaking Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend operate as a race bookmaker. Race bookmakers take bets of money on race events on behalf of the general public. Races include thoroughbred, harness and greyhound races.

Please be aware that this licence does not include conducting a totalisator, you will require a separate licence if you intend include this in your operations.

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 your finger and palm prints taken by a police officer at a police station prior to submitting your application;
  • Submit an application;
  • Provide a copy of your driver's licence, passport and full birth certificate;
  • Provide a security guarantee;
  • 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.

Prerequisites

Duration

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

Expiry

Licences are renewable on 30 June of the expiring year.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$221.00
Licence$100.00

Per annum.

GeneralDuplicate Certificate$35.00

Application

Apply

You will need to submit with your application copies of your driver's licence and passports held, a copy of your full birth certificate and a copy of the race bookmaker's security guarantee.


Lodge

Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.


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)

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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