Computerised Betting Approval - Western Australia


You will require this approval if you operate as a bookmaker and intend to offer a computerised betting system.

A bookmaker provides wagering (betting) services to the general public at race courses or sporting grounds. As a bookmaker you are required to keep records of the wagers that have been made with you. You must record the details of a bet onto a betting ticket for issue to the bettor, and then duplicate this information in your own ledger. This approval allows you to use a computerised system for each of those steps.

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 approval you must:

  • hold a current Bookmaker's Licence
  • have received approval from the Agency of the computerised betting system you intend to operate
  • provide any relevant documentation or information required.

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





Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $77.00 Application for Approval to Use a Computer Betting Ledger System

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:

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 Freecall for WA country callers only.
Phone: 08 6551 4888
Fax: 08 9325 1041
Website: Racing, Gaming and Liquor (Opens in new window)