Bookmaker's Permit - Northern Territory


You will need this permit if you intend to work as a registered bookmaker at any Northern Territory racecourse. Bookmaking means the business of receiving or negotiating bets.

This permit allows you to take on-course bets in person and bets over the telephone as long as you are on a registered racecourse. It does not allow you to take bets via the Internet.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


Permits are valid for up to 12 months.


Permits expire on 30 June each year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $139.00

Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $139.00

Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Racing and Betting Act 1983 Northern Territory

Regulation(s) name

Racing and Betting Regulations 1984 Northern Territory

Additional information

Before you apply for this permit, you must:

  • undergo a police check
  • be over 18
  • be fit and proper
  • provide supporting documentations including financial records
  • follow all NT racing rules and regulations, including any conditions from racing club stewards
  • provide a bank guarantee of $10,000.

If you require more information, please use the contact details below.

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

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:

General Enquiries

Racing Commission

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Northern Territory
Operating address: NAB Building
Ground floor 3
71 Smith Street
Darwin, Northern Territory 0800
Phone: 08 8999 1800
Website: Racing Commission (Opens in new window)