Registration as a Bookmaker's Key Employee - Victoria


You will need this registration if you are employed by a bookmaker to:

  • act in a managerial capacity
  • be involved in a decision-making capacity in the bookmaking business
  • act as a substitute for a registered bookmaker at an approved racecourse.

A bookmaker provides wagering services to the general public at race courses, sporting grounds or an approved off-course premises. They take bets or wagers on behalf of racing punters, and issue winnings.

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 eighteen years old
  • complete the approved application form
  • pay the prescribed application fee
  • consent to a police check, and finger and palm printing
  • provide any other information required by the Agency.

Approval is at the discretion of the Agency, the Agency will take into account the following:

  • your character, honesty and integrity
  • the reputation of your associates.


Up to ten years, subject to any conditions specified in relation to approval of registration


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No fees are required.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Gambling Regulation Act 2003 Victoria

Racing Act 1958 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Gambling Regulations 2015 Victoria

Application process


Your completed application must be supported by:

  • two passport sized colour photographs of yourself
  • a National Police Certificate
  • a Personal Credit File Certificate
  • identification
  • if you are licensed in another State or Territory, a clearance document from the registration body of that State or Territory.

Approval time

As a general guide, your application will be considered within 30 days of receipt.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission

Contact details

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