Sports Bookmaking Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to operate as a sports bookmaker. Sports bookmakers take or negotiate sport bets on behalf of the general public at sporting events. Sports bookmakers typically operate at large-scale sporting events and are bound by law to operate under current legislation limitations at those events.

Licenses can be granted in three classes:

  • individuals
  • syndicates of up to four individuals
  • corporations.

In cases where a bookmaker needs an agent to act on their behalf, you must apply for a Sports Bookmaker's Agent Licence.

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 licence you and all syndicate members / directors (if applicable) must:

  • have a reputation for sound business conduct
  • have a reputation for sound character
  • have a satisfactory financial position and financial background
  • have not, within five years before applying, been convicted or found guilty of an offence against any gaming laws
  • do not owe money to the commission or Territory under this Act or another gaming law
  • have not been convicted or found guilty (in Australia or a foreign country) of an offence punishable by death or imprisonment
  • have not, at any time, associated, or entered into any business or financial arrangements, with a person who has a reputation for unsound business conduct or unsound character
  • demonstrate that you can provide a security guarantee.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



As specified on your licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $243.00

Each member of a syndicate making the application

Apply Application All $1036.00 Individual
Apply Application All $799.00

Syndicate or Corporation

Apply Licence All $15999.00 -


Act(s) name

Race and Sports Bookmaking Act 2001 Australian Capital Territory

Application process


For details of the lodgement process and information on other documentation that is required with your application, please consult the Agency directly.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


ACT Gambling and Racing Commission

Mailing address: PO BOX 214
Civic Square, Australian Capital Territory 2608
Phone: 02 6207 0359
Website: ACT Gambling and Racing Commission (Opens in new window)