Authorisation to Conduct Telephone Betting on Racing or Sports Events - Western Australia


You will require this authorisation if you operate as a licensed bookmaker and you intend to conduct telephone betting on sports or racing events. This licence enables you, as a bookmaker at a racecourse or sporting ground, to accept bets via the telephone from outside the venue.

A bookmaker provides wagering (betting) services to the general public at race courses or sporting grounds. In order to conduct the activities of a bookmaker at a specific racing course or sporting ground, you must also have received permission from the authority that controls the course or grounds.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 authorisation you must:

  • hold a current Bookmaker's Licence
  • fulfil the requirements of a Bookmaker's Licence
  • use an approved type of telephone system
  • apply with the approved form
  • provide any documentation required by the Agency
  • submit to a National Police Certificate
  • pay any required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Valid until bookmakers licence expires.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $71.00

Act(s) name

Betting Control Act 1954 WA

Regulation(s) name

Betting Control Regulations 1978 WA

Administering agency

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Racing, Gaming and Liquor

Contact details

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

Gaming and Wagering Commission

Racing, Gaming and Liquor

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Operating address: Gordon Stephenson House
Level 2
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: PO BOX 8349
Perth Bc, Western Australia 6849
Toll Free: 1800 634 541
Phone: 08 6551 4888
Fax: 08 9325 1041
Website: Racing, Gaming and Liquor (Opens in new window)