Registration as a Bookmaker (Harness Racing) - Australian Capital Territory


You will require this registration if you are an individual or proprietary company and intend to operate as a bookmaker for harness racing in the Australian Capital Territory.

A bookmaker provides wagering services to the general public at race courses or sporting grounds. They take bets or wagers on behalf of racing punters and issue winnings.

Please be aware that that you must comply with the relevant rules and your registration may be subject to conditions.

Please use the contact details below to find out 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 registration you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age (individual application) and of good character, or a proprietary company registered under Commonwealth legislation;
  • Submit an application in the approved form;
  • Provide any documentation as required by the Agency;
  • Have experience as a bookmaker's clerk and a good understanding of current legislation; and
  • Pay any required fees.

If you are applying as a proprietary company, the Agency will need to be satisfied that your company meets the eligible company criteria.

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


12 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $450.00


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Issue of a Bookmaker Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Apply All Bank Details Form - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Racing Act 1999 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Australian Harness Racing Rules ACT

Application process


You must include a passport sized photograph of yourself and the licence fee with your completed application.

Administering agency

Harness Racing NSW

Contact details

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


Harness Racing NSW

Operating address: 22 Meredith St
New South Wales 2200
Mailing address: PO Box 1034
New South Wales 1885
Phone: 02 9722 6600
Fax: 02 8580 5792