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Lodgement guides for an application for a Bookmaker's Manager Licence.
Under the licensing and approval provisions of the Betting Control Act 1954, a partnership or a body corporate that holds a bookmakers licence must appoint a licensed bookmaker’s manager.
A bookmaker’s manager licence can only be granted to a natural person. In determining the grant of a bookmaker’s manager’s licence, the Gaming and Wagering Commission must be satisfied that the applicant:
A bookmaker’s manager licence is renewable and valid for a period of five (5) years or until it is surrendered or suspended/cancelled by the Commission under prescribed disciplinary powers. The grant of a bookmaker’s manager licence entitles the holder to generally undertake employment in that capacity with a bookmaker that is a partnership or body corporate for the purposes of carrying on the business of the bookmaker. However, a person licensed as bookmaker’s manager may only be appointed as such by one bookmaker at any one time.
An application is not considered lodged until the fee has been received. An invoice for payment will be issued on receipt of your emailed or posted form and can either be paid through the licensee's online portal account, by posting a cheque made payable to the Gaming and Wagering Commission or a BPOINT payment link can be emailed on request. Application fees are not subject to GST.
Applications will not be progressed until the fee is received. Generally the application fee is not refundable, even if the application is refused or withdrawn.
When lodging an application for a bookmakers’ licence the following information is to accompany the application:
Ensure all required documentation is attached to your application.
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Level 2, Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth WA 6000
Ensure all documentation is attached to your email.
PO Box 8349Perth Business Centre WA 6849
You can submit online through the portal.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.