Registration as a Bookmaker (Harness Racing) - New South Wales


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

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

Please be aware that you must comply with the relevant rules and your registration may 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 registration you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age (individual application) and of good character, or a proprietary company registered under Australian Government 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
  • pay any required fees.


Up to one year


30 June


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Renew Renewal All $10.00

Fees for 2022-23

Other resources

Act(s) name

Harness Racing Act 2009 New South Wales

Application process


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

Approval time

14 days

Administering agency

Harness Racing New South Wales

Contact details

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