Totalisator Authorisation - Western Australia


You will need this authorisation if you intend to possess and operate a totalisator. Totalisators are a form of automated betting system that record the number and amount of bets.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

This authorisation is only available to racing clubs.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Licence All

On-course totalisator annual licence fee:

  • if your total annual turnover is less than $10,000 - no fee
  • if your total annual turnover between $10,000 and $171,667 - your fee if $51.50
  • if your total annual turnover exceeds $171,667 - your fee is 0.03% of your turnover

Fees for 2021-22


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Authorisation to Operate a Totalisator - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

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:


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
Website: Racing, Gaming and Liquor (Opens in new window)