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This lodgement guide provides guidance for wagering operators to lodge their Racing Bets Levy Return online via the online portal.
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In accordance with section 14A(2) of the Betting Control Act 1954, wagering operators are required to lodge a return and pay the levy within 14 days of the end of the calendar month.
Please refer to the following steps to lodge your return:
The following sections at the end of this guide will also be useful for compiling your return:
For further information regarding how your levy will be calculated refer to our Race Fields page.
First you must create an account. This account will be used to submit your applications, returns and change your address details.
Once your details have been entered and registered, you will not be required to register your details again. You can amend your details at anytime by logging into your account.
If you experience any issues with the account creation process please contact our department on 61 8 6551 4999.
Existing account holders should log in and proceed to step 2. You will be prompted to update your contact details at the start of the new lodgement. This part can be skipped if your contact details have not changed by answering 'No' to the question.
Now that you are set up with an account you can start the return. Whenever you start a return for the first time in a new account it will automatically divert you to an Applicant Details form. This must be completed prior to starting any returns or applications
and once created cannot be changed. If you are using an existing account you will be given an option to skip this form if your contact information has not changed.
6. Click on Submit to complete the form. You will then get your Applicant Reference Number. If you need to contact us you can use this number as a reference to assist us with any enquiries.
7. Click on Continue to proceed through to the Return form. If you click on continue and it does not automatically start the next form please return to New Lodgement, select the form type again, and choose to skip the Applicant Details form to proceed.
To proceed through the pages on the form click on the Next button as you complete each page.
2. If entering manually, proceed to the race details page and enter relevant details as shown below (CSV file upload will automatically populate this page).
Troubleshooting — if you get errors in your upload and are unable to reload your corrected file, exit your account and commence the process again from the initial log in step.
3. After uploading CSV file or manually entering, scroll to the Grand Totals section to confirm the totals are correct.
If the file fails to load or comes up with formatting errors you may need to exit your account and start the process again from step 1.
4. After details have been confirmed, click on the Calculate Levy button.
5. Complete the details required on the Declaration page: Signatory name and position of person lodging return and click on the Submit button.
6. When you have submitted your return you will receive the following confirmation advice:
Click on the View Quote to print or save a copy of your quote (tax invoice).
Click on Pay Online to pay the amount due via a credit or debit card. Other payment options are provided on the back of the tax invoice.
For assistance with your electronic return content please contact the Strategic Regulation Team on 61 8 6551 4968 or 61 8 6551 4962.
For assistance with log in details (forgotten password) please contact the E-Business Team on 61 8 6551 4999.
There are four layouts, one for each operator type (Bookmakers, Betting Exchanges, On Course Totalisators and Off Course Totalisators).
The file must be made up of three kinds of rows, (H)eader, (D)etail and (F)ooter. See the layout below for details of each kind.
The (H)eader row must be the first row, followed by the (D)etail rows and then the (F)ooter as the last row. The detail rows must be ordered according to Race Club, Race Date and then Race No.
The file must be in date order and in the following code order: Thoroughbreds (T), Greyhounds (G) and Harness (H). Files that are not in this order will not upload.
Columns (fields) must be comma separated (CSV). Note that creating the files in a spreadsheet program and saving as CSV is fine. It may create extra commas and lines at the end of the header and footer that need to be removed prior to uploading the file.
Please ensure that the file to be uploaded is named as follows: Racing Bets Levy Return <month>.csv (where <month> is the applicable month the return applies to YYYYMM format)
Sample: Racing Bets Levy Return 201812.csv
If you are creating them in a spreadsheet program, you can set up formulas to calculate the correct numbers. When you save the files as .csv, the formulas are removed and the value remains.
If you enter Nov09 or 11/2009 or Nov/09 in Microsoft Excel, it will convert that to Nov-09 which is a valid format for submission.If you enter Nov/09 or Nov-09 in Google Docs, it will format it incorrectly. Use Nov09 or 11/2009.
Current Racing Calendar
If you require a previous year's calendars please contact the Strategic Regulation Team Team on 61 8 6551 4968 or 61 8 6551 4962.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.