Bookmaker licences and permits

Apply for or renew a racing bookmaker permit

You must have a permit to work as a registered bookmaker at any Northern Territory (NT) racecourse. 

A bookmaker permit allows you to take on-course bets in person. You can also take bets over the phone as long as you are on a registered race course. 

You must not take bets via the internet.  

You must have approval to operate as a bookmaker from the thoroughbred or greyhound club that controls the racecourse. 

Apply for a racing bookmaker permit

Your bookmaker permit is valid for up to 12 months and expires on 30 June each year. 

Before you apply

You must complete all of the following:

  • undergo a police check
  • provide supporting documentation including financial records
  • follow all NT racing rules and regulations, including any conditions from racing club stewards
  • provide a bank guarantee of $10,000.

How to apply

You must complete the following steps: 

Step 1. Fill in a bookmaker permit form (65.1 kb).

Step 2. Check the application fee.

Step 3. Submit your application and fee to a Territory Business Centre.

How to renew a bookmaker permit

You must complete the following steps: 

Step 1. Fill in a bookmaker permit renewal form (64.3 kb).

Step 2. Check the renewal fee

Step 3. Submit your application and fee to a Territory Business Centre.

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Last updated: 03 May 2017

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