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Lodgement guides for an application for a Bookmaker's Licence.
Section 11 of the Betting Control Act 1954 allows for the licensing of a natural person, partnership or body corporate to undertake bookmaking activities by the Gaming and Wagering Commission of Western Australia.
In determining the grant of a bookmaker’s licence, the Gaming and Wagering Commission must be satisfied that the applicant:
Where the holder of a bookmakers’ licence is to be a partnership or body corporate, it is a fundamental requirement for the licensee to appoint a licensed manager to carry on the business of the bookmaker. A licensed manager is only permitted to
work for one bookmaker at any given time and must be a natural person. A partnership or body corporate cannot hold a bookmaker’s manager licence.
*Note: Section 4(3) of the Betting Control Act 1954 defines a person in a position of authority in a body corporate as a:
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 Generally the application fee is not refundable, even if the application is refused or withdrawn.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.