Licence to Conduct a Totalisator - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a totalisator in the Australian Capital Territory. This licence is for betting in relation to the following types of events happening in or outside the ACT:

  • a racing event (for example: horse or harness racing)
  • a computer simulated racing event (for example: horse or harness racing)
  • a sports bookmaking event (for example: Australian Rules Football, American Rules Football, basketball, cricket, or golf).

A totalisator is a device used to enable people to bet money on events or contingencies with a view to successfully predicting stated outcomes of the events or continues and to enable money left after the deduction of commission to be divided and distributed among the people who successfully predict the outcomes.

Please note that:

  • there can only be one licensed totalisator operation in the ACT at any one time
  • all totalisator systems and equipment (and modifications to them) must also be approved.

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 be either:

  • an eligible person
  • a corporation.

For a corporation to be eligible for this licence:

  • all influential persons of the corporation must be eligible persons (see requirements below)
  • the corporation must not be subject to a winding-up order, or have been subject to one in the past 3 years
  • the corporation must not have a controller or administrator appointed any time in the last 3 years
  • the corporation must have a satisfactory ownership structure
  • the corporation must have a reputation for sound business conduct and be financially secure.

For an individual to be an eligible person:

  • they must be an adult
  • they must not have been found guilty or have been convicted of an offence involving fraud, dishonesty or gaming laws
  • they must not have been convicted, or found guilty of an offence that is punishable by imprisonment for at least 1 year
  • they must not be, or have been in the last 5 years, bankrupt of personally insolvent
  • they must not have been involved in the management of a corporation that does not fulfil the eligibility listed for corporations
  • they must have a reputation for sound business conduct, character and be financially secure.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Act(s) name

Totalisator Act 2014 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

ACT Gambling and Racing Commission

Contact details

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