Bookmaker Licence (Thoroughbred Racing) - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to become a bookmaker for thoroughbred racing in NSW. This licence applies to individuals, if you intend to apply as a company you will require a bookmaker company licence.

Bookmakers operate at race meetings, in approved auditoriums or betting premises during pre-determined hours to offer bets on racings events. This licence permits you to take bets face to face, via recorded phone calls, and the internet. Depending on your licence conditions, bets are offered on daily racing events, future races including doubles, and approved betting events.

Please be aware that that you must comply with the specified rules and your licence will be subject to conditions.

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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:

  • Be over the age of 21 years with a minimum of 6 months experience as a bookmaker clerk;
  • Be fit and proper person for the purpose of this licence; and
  • Have not been convicted of a racing related offence.

Please be aware that if you hold a bookmaker licence you are not eligible to be granted a trainer or jockey licence.

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


12 months.


30 June.



Other resources

Comply Rules of Racing NSW - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Administering agency

Racing NSW

Act(s) name

Thoroughbred Racing Act 1996 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Rules of Racing of Racing NSW (New South Wales)

Contact details

Racing NSW

Mailing address:
Level 7, 51 Druitt St
New South Wales 2000


02 9551 7500


02 9551 7501

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