Race Bookmaking Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to operate as a race bookmaker. Race bookmakers take bets of money on race events on behalf of the general public. Races include thoroughbred and harness races.

This licence does not include conducting a totalisator, you will need a separate licence if you intend to include this in your operations.

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:

  • have not been convicted or found guilty of fraud, dishonesty or any offence under gaming law in the last 5 years
  • have not been convicted or found guilty of an offence in Australia publishable by at least a 1 year prison term in the last 5 years
  • have not been convicted or found guilty of an offence outside Australia in the last 5 years that had it been committed in the ACT would be punishable by at least 1 year prison term
  • do not owe money to the commission or Territory under this Act or another gaming law
  • be able to provide a security guarantee
  • demonstrate that you are able to pay your bets.



Up to 3 years


30 June


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $264.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $118.00

Per annum. Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Race and Sports Bookmaking Act 2001 Australian Capital Territory

Application process


You will need to submit with your application copies of your driver's licence and passports held, a copy of your full birth certificate and a copy of the race bookmaker's security guarantee.

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Approval time

At least 30 days

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.