Bookmaker's Licence
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When is this licence required?
You will require this licence if you intend to operate as a bookmaker. A bookmaker provides wagering (betting) services to the general public at race courses or sporting grounds.

Licences are available for individuals, partnerships and body corporate.

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 further information.
What are the eligibility requirements for this licence?
To be eligible for this licence you must:

- Be 18 years of age or over;
- Provide any documentation required by the Agency;
- Submit to a National Police Check;
- Have knowledge of the business of bookmaking;
- Not be a member of a partnership or occupy a position of authority within a body corporate that already holds a Bookmaker's Licence; and
- Be fit and proper person.

If you intend to be a member of a partnership or occupy a position of authority within a body corporate you will need the approval of the Agency.

Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for further information on any eligibility requirements specific to your approval.
How much does this licence cost?
Application: $675
Licence: Total turnover up to $250 000: $371; Total turnover $250,000 - $1 000 000: $755; Total turnover greater than $1 000 000: $1132.
How often do you need to apply for this licence?
Duration: Annual.
Are there any specific application requirements?
Application Please submit your application with the required fees.
What forms do you need to complete and what other documents provide more information?
Initial application: Application for a Bookmaker's Licence Retrieve the 'Application for a Bookmaker's Licence' form.
Initial application: Approve a Member of a Partnership Application Retrieve the 'Approve a Member of a Partnership Application' form.
Initial application: Approve a Person in a Position of Authority of a Body Corporate Application Retrieve the 'Approve a Person in a Position of Authority of a Body Corporate Application' form.
Can you lodge an appeal?
Yes, with any of the following appeal bodies:

Administrative Appeals Tribunal:
What legislation specifies this requirement?
Betting Control Act 1954
Betting Control Regulations 1978
Who can you talk to for more information?
Enquiries Officer
Head Office
Gaming and Wagering Commission
Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor
Level 1
87 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth
WA 6004
PO Box 6119
East Perth
WA 6892
Telephone: (08) 9425 1888
Fax: (08) 9325 1041
Toll Free: 1800 634 541