Registration as a Bookmaker's Key Employee - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this registration if you are employed by a bookmaker to:

  • act in a managerial capacity
  • be involved in a decision-making capacity in the bookmaking business
  • act as a substitute for a registered bookmaker at an approved racecourse.

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

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 old
  • complete the approved application form
  • pay the prescribed application fee
  • consent to a police check, and finger and palm printing
  • provide any other information required by the Agency.

Approval is at the discretion of the agency, the agency will take into account the following:

  • your character, honesty and integrity
  • the reputation of your associates.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Up to ten years, subject to any conditions specified in relation to approval of registration



There is currently no fee for this application.



Your completed application must be supported by two passport sized colour photographs of yourself, a National Police Certificate, a Personal Credit File Certificate, identification and if you are licensed in another State or Territory, a clearance document from the registration body of that State or Territory.

Approval time

As a general guide, your application will be considered within 30 days of receipt.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Regulation
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

Act(s) name

Racing Act 1958 (Victoria)

Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Gambling Regulations 2015 (Victoria)

Contact details

Employee Licensing Unit
Department of Justice and Regulation
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

Operating address:
49 Elizabeth Street
Victoria 3121
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 1988
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Toll Free:

1300 182 457


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