Bookmaker's Manager Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to act as a manager of a bookmaker's business that operates under a partnership or body corporate structure. A bookmaker provides wagering (betting) services to the general public at race courses or sporting grounds.

A bookmaker's manager licence authorises you to make bets, write betting tickets, and carry out the activities of a bookmaker's clerk in relation to the business of a bookmaker on a race course or sporting ground. 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 licence you must satisfy each of the following:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • provide any documentation required by the Agency
  • have knowledge of the business of bookmaking and the legal obligations of bookmakers
  • be a fit and proper person to hold the licence
  • submit the required form
  • pay the required fees.

If you are appointed to act as a manager of a partnership or body corporate operating a bookmaking business, that partnership or body must notify the Agency within seven days of your appointment.

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



5 years.



Administering agency

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Racing, Gaming and Liquor

Act(s) name

Betting Control Act 1954 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Betting Control Regulations 1978 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Gaming and Wagering Commission
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Racing, Gaming and Liquor

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

Toll Free:

1800 634 541


08 6551 4888


08 9325 1041


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