Authorisation to Conduct Telephone Betting on Racing or Sports Events - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this authorisation if you operate as a licensed bookmaker and you intend to conduct telephone betting on sports or racing events. This licence enables you, as a bookmaker at a racecourse or sporting ground, to accept bets via the telephone from outside the venue.

A bookmaker provides wagering (betting) services to the general public at race courses or sporting grounds. 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 authorisation you must:

  • hold a current Bookmaker's Licence
  • fulfil the requirements of a Bookmaker's Licence
  • use an approved type of telephone system
  • submit an application on the approved form
  • provide any documentation required by the Agency
  • submit to a National Police Check
  • pay any required fees.

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



Valid until bookmakers licence expires.



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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