Bookmaker's licence - Queensland


You will need this licence to receive or negotiate bets for thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing. You will be bound by the relevant by-laws, regulations, associations and rules for racing. There are two categories of licence:

  • corporate bookmaker - if you intend to form and operate as a bookmaking business
  • bookmaker's clerk - if you intend to assist in a bookmaker's business.

If you intend to accept telephone bets, you must apply for a separate off-course endorsement on your registration.

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 a corporate bookmaker's licence, you must:

  • be a suitable person to hold the licence
  • be a corporation
  • have adequate financial resources to operate the bookmaking business.

To be eligible for a bookmakers clerk, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • hold a national police certificate.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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You can find the current fees here.

Administering agency

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission

Contact details

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

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