Person in a position of authority

Lodgement guide to approve a person in a position of authority of a body corporate.

Section 4(3) of the Betting Control Act 1954 defines a person in a position of authority in a body corporate as a:

  • director of the body corporate;
  • person who exercises or exerts, or is in a position to exercise or exert, control or substantial influence over the body corporate in the conduct of its affairs;
  • person in the case of a public company who has a controlling interest in the company; or
  • person in the case of a proprietary company, is a shareholder in the company.

In determining whether or not to approve a person holding a position of authority in a body corporate that holds a bookmaker’s licence, the Gaming and Wagering Commission must be satisfied that the person is:

  • over 18 years of age;
  • not an undischarged bankrupt;
  • fit and proper;
  • not a holder of a bookmaker’s licence as a natural person;
  • not in a position of authority in another body corporate that holds a bookmaker’s licence; and
  • not a member of a partnership that already holds a bookmaker’s licence.

General information

  • A person is not to hold a position of authority in a body corporate without the prior approval of the Gaming and Wagering Commission. Failure to comply with this requirement is an offence under the Act.
  • The holder of a bookmaker’s licence must advise the Gaming and Wagering Commission in writing within 7 days of any person who ceases to hold a position of authority in a body corporate. Failure to comply with this requirement is an offence under the Act.

Application fees

The application fee must be lodged with the application. Please refer to the fee schedule below. Please note that the application cannot be examined until the fee is received. Generally, the application fee is not refundable, even if the application is refused or withdrawn.

Bookmakers
Fee description Fee
Bookmaker
$725
Bookmaker's employee licence/renewal
$35
Bookmaker's manager licence$176
Renewal of bookmaker's manager licence$94
Approval to become a member of a partnership that holds a bookmaker's licence$112
Approval to occupy a position of authority in a body corporate that holds a bookmaker's licence$112

Application requirements

When lodging an application for a authorisiation to conduct telephone betting on sports or racing events the following information is to accompany the application:

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Submitting your application

Ensure all required documentation is attached to your application.

In person

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Level 2, Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth WA 6000

By email

Ensure all documentation is attached to your email.

rgl@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

By post

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

PO Box 8349
Perth Business Centre
WA 6849

Page reviewed 30 July 2019