Bookmaker Licence (Thoroughbred Racing) - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to become a bookmaker for thoroughbred racing. This licence applies to individuals, if you intend to apply as a company you will require a bookmaker company licence.

Bookmakers operate at race meetings, in approved auditoriums or betting premises during pre-determined hours to offer bets on racing events. This licence permits you to take bets face to face, via recorded phone calls, and the internet. Depending on your licence conditions, bets are offered on daily racing events, future races including doubles, and approved betting events.

Please be aware that you must comply with the specified rules and your licence will be subject to conditions.

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 over the age of 21 years with a minimum of 6 months experience as a bookmaker clerk
  • be fit and proper person for the purpose of this licence
  • have not been convicted of a racing related offence.

Applicants must lodge a bookmaker financial statement before attending an interview with the licensing supervisor.

Please be aware that if you hold a bookmaker licence you are not eligible to be granted a trainer or jockey licence.


Up to 1 year


30 June


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Rules of Racing of Racing NSW - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Thoroughbred Racing Act 1996 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Rules of Racing New South Wales

Administering agency

Racing NSW

Contact details

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