Bookmaker's Licence - Western Australia

Description

You will need this licence if you intend to operate as a bookmaker. Bookmaker provides betting services to the public at race courses or sporting grounds.

If you want to also conduct internet or telephone betting, you will need to add an endorsement to your licence.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a fit and proper person
  • not be an undischarged bankrupt
  • have knowledge of the business of bookmaking and your obligations as a bookmaker (with regard to partnerships and body corporates, at least one member of the partnership or at least one director of the body corporate must meet this requirement)
  • not be a member of a partnership or occupy a position of authority with a body corporate that holds a bookmakers' licence.

Body corporate applicants must also meet the following requirements. The body corporate must:

  • have a place of business or carry on business within Western Australia
  • have proper and adequate provisions for disclosure of the affairs of the body corporate to the agency
  • ensure the memorandum and articles of association of the body corporate are to be acceptable to the agency and contain a provision that the agency be notified of any intention to amend the memorandum or articles and be provided with a copy of any proposed resolution or other form of proposal
  • not to trade under a name that has not been approved
  • not to be a trustee of a discretionary trust.

Duration

As specified

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $735.50

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $113.50

Approval to occupy a position of authority of a body corporate that holds a bookmaker's licence. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $113.50

Approval to become a member of a partnership that holds a bookmaker's licence. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All -

Annual bookmaker licence fee:

  • if your total turnover does not exceed $250,000 - $411.00
  • if your total turnover is between $250,000 and $1,000,000 - $839.00
  • if your total turnover is greater than $1,000,000 - $1,260.50

Fees for 2021-22

General Application All $72.00

Telephone betting endorsement. Fees for 2021-22

General Application All $364.00

Internet betting endorsement. Fees for 2021-22

Other resources

Act(s) name

Betting Control Act 1954 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Betting Control Regulations 1978 Western Australia

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries

Racing, Gaming and Liquor

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Western Australia
Operating address: Gordon Stephenson House
Level 2
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: PO BOX 8349
Perth BC, Western Australia 6849
Phone: 08 6551 4888
Phone: 1800 634 541 Freecall for WA country callers only.
Fax: 08 9325 1041
Email: rgl@dlgsc.wa.gov.au
Website: Racing, Gaming and Liquor (Opens in new window)