Registration as a Bookmaker (Harness Racing) - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this registration if you are an individual or proprietary company and intend to operate as a bookmaker for harness racing in NSW.

A bookmaker provides wagering services to the general public at race courses or sporting grounds. They take bets or wagers on behalf of racing punters and issue winnings.

Please be aware that that you must comply with the relevant rules and your registration may 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 registration you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age (individual application) and of good character, or a proprietary company registered under Commonwealth legislation;
  • Submit an application in the approved form;
  • Provide any documentation as required by the Agency;
  • Have experience as a bookmaker's clerk and a good understanding of current legislation; and
  • Pay any required fees.

If you are applying as a proprietary company, the Agency will need to be satisfied that your company meets the eligible company criteria.

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


12 months.


Expires on 30 June each year.





You must include a passport sized photograph of yourself and the licence fee with your completed application.

Approval time

14 days

Administering agency

Harness Racing New South Wales

Act(s) name

Harness Racing Act 2009 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquries Officer, Reception
Harness Racing New South Wales

Operating address:
22 Meredith St
New South Wales 2200
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1034
Bankstown, New South Wales 1885


02 97226600


02 95517501


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