Bookmaker Company Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will require this licence if you intend to form a bookmaker company. Bookmakers operate at race meetings, in approved auditoriums or betting premises during pre-determined hours to offer bets on racings events. Bookmaker companies may operate at more than one race meeting at the same time, or on more than one stand at a race meeting. This licence permits your company to take bets face to face, via recorded phone calls, and the internet.

Please be aware that that you must comply with the specified rules and your licence 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 licence:

  • your company must be a registered company under commonwealth legislation
  • you must lodge a bookmaker company financial statement
  • you must submit the application form and pay the required fees
  • each director must be a fit and proper person for the purpose of the licence
  • each director, shareholder and person concerned in the management of the company must be at least 21 years of age
  • each director must hold an individual bookmaker licence.

Further restrictions apply to directors with interests in other businesses.

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


Must Have

Bookmaker Licence


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Racing Act 1999 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

ACT Local Rules of Racing Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Racing NSW

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.