Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987 Section 51

The Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987 (the Act) provides for the issue of a two-up permit to race clubs, and other charitable sporting organisations, outside of a 100km radius of the Crown Casino.


All applications must be made at least 14 days in advance of the commencement date. Applications requiring Ministerial approval will need to be lodged in accordance with the timeframe specified on the form Two-up Requiring Ministerial Approval.

Organisations submitting an application for the first time must submit a copy of its constitution or rules covering the organisation.

Where investigations or further inquiries need to be carried out, or the application form is incomplete, it may take longer than 14 days to determine the application.

Applications are to be submitted on the prescribed form with the appropriate fee and may be made in person.

Two-up must be conducted at premises that have been approved for gaming activities. A separate application must be submitted for the approval of premises.

Conditions of each permit

Each game shall be controlled by the permit holder and at least two (2) other responsible members of the organisation to which the permit has been granted.

The permit holder will be held responsible for any breaches of the conditions of the permit.

No charge shall be made for admission to any game of Two-up.

Children under the age of 18 years shall not be permitted to play or be involved in the conduct of Two-up.

A game shall be conducted from the hours specified on the permit and cannot exceed six (6) hours.

The net proceeds shall be applied to the purpose stated on the application form.

The permit holder shall cause to keep accurate records of the gross proceeds of each game.

Unless the taking of commission is prohibited or restricted by a condition imposed in respect of the permit, the ring keeper, on behalf of the permit holder, may take a customary commission, not exceeding 10% of:

  • All winnings from the spinner, after the spinner has withdrawn; and
  • The winnings of side bettors who have placed their bets through the ringkeeper and who win on heads (or the equivalent where dice are used).

Professional (paid) operators must be licensed with the Gaming and Wagering Commission. Voluntary (unpaid) operators are not required to be licensed.

As a condition of the permit a financial return must be submitted within 14 days of the completion of each game. Financial records pertaining to a Two-up permit must be retained for one (1) year after the expiry of the permit.

Two-up at country race meetings

Permits for the conduct of two-up at country race clubs will be issued to commence after the last race for a maximum period of six (6) hours. Permits will be permitted to continue past midnight of the race day provided the six (6) hour period is not exceeded.

Two-up (other than country race meetings)

Two-up must not be conducted for private gain or commercial undertaking.

Where the Two-up is conducted at licensed premises pursuant to the Liquor Control Act 1988, the permit will not extend beyond the trading hours of the liquor licence or extended trading permit.

Two-up requiring Ministerial approval

Two-up by race clubs located less than 100 km from Crown Casino or Two-up on ANZAC Day or Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.

Applications are to be lodged on the form Two-up Requiring Ministerial Approval within the time specified.

Two-up requiring Ministerial approval

Application fees

Application fees are prescribed in Schedule 1 to the Gaming and Wagering Commission Regulations 1988.

The application fee must be paid when lodging an application, is non-refundable and is not conditional upon the grant or exercise of a permit.

Application fees and other charges

Page reviewed 22 February 2024