Casino Betting Competitions Approval - Victoria


Approval from the responsible Government Minister is required for a casino operator to offer or conduct a betting competition (either with fixed odds or conducted on a totalisator). The approval may be given for a betting competition for either:

  • a horse race, harness race, or greyhound race
  • any other race, fight, game, sport or exercise, or any other event or contingency of any kind. Crown Melbourne Limited currently holds the only casino licence. The licence will not expire until 2033.

A casino operator cannot seek approval for a betting competition:

  • if the holder of the wagering licence or the wagering operator is proposing to conduct wagering on that race
  • if, in the opinion of the Minister, the event is offensive or contrary to the public interest
  • that is played on a gaming machine
  • that is a club keno game.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the responsible agency for information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Ongoing requirements:

  • Betting rules must be in force that comply with the prescribed requirements.
  • Only persons present in the casino may take part in an approved betting competition.
  • The use of a totalisator must be approved by the Agency.
  • A betting competition tax is payable to the State as determined by the prescribed formula.


As specified on the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

An application fee is determined by the Agency, please contact them for more information.

Renew Renewal All

An annual tax is required from the betting competition. The fee varies depending on the nature of the competition.

Please contact the Agency for more information.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Casino Betting Competitions Approval - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Act(s) name

Casino Control Act 1991 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Gambling Regulations 2015 Victoria

Application process


Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

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:

Licensing Officer

Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Operating address: Level 3
12 Shelley Street
Richmond, Victoria 3121
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1988
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Website: Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (Opens in new window)