Computerised Betting Approval - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this approval if you operate as a bookmaker and intend to offer a computerised betting system.

A bookmaker provides wagering (betting) services to the general public at race courses or sporting grounds. As a bookmaker you are required to keep records of the wagers that have been made with you. You must record the details of a bet onto a betting ticket for issue to the bettor, and then duplicate this information in your own ledger. This approval allows you to use a computerised system for each of those steps.

In order to conduct the activities of a bookmaker at a specific racing course or sporting ground, you must also have received permission from the authority that controls the course or grounds.

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 approval you must:

  • hold a current Bookmaker's Licence
  • have received approval from the Agency of the computerised betting system you intend to operate
  • provide any relevant documentation or information required
  • submit the required form
  • pay the prescribed fee.

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






Administering agency

Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor
Gaming and Wagering Commission

Act(s) name

Betting Control Act 1954 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Betting Control Regulations 1978 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor
Gaming and Wagering Commission

Operating address:
Gordon Stephenson House
Level 2
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address:
PO BOX 6119
East Perth, Western Australia 6892

Toll Free:

1800 634 541


08 6551 4888


08 9325 1041

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