Self-exclusion from a sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator

If you want to stop yourself from gambling with a Northern Territory (NT) sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator, you can apply for self-exclusion.

Self-exclusion is a voluntary process for people who want to stop gambling for a period of time.

You may decide to self-exclude if you think you are spending too much time or money on gambling.

You can do this through a self-exclusion notice. The notice lets you:

  • nominate one or more gambling operators
  • choose how long you want to self-exclude for - months, years or permanently.

How to apply

To apply, follow these steps:

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You must read the conditions of the self-exclusion notice.

By completing and submitting a self-exclusion notice, you agree:

  • to be excluded from betting with a nominated sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator licensed in the NT
  • to not bet or attempt to bet with your nominated sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator, including through:
    • websites
    • mobile apps or
    • a phone
  • that your nominated sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator may restrict your access to accounts, their websites, mobile apps and phone betting facilities
  • that if you apply for permanent exclusion, the sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator may close your account
  • that the notice, including your personal details and the exclusion period, may be:
    • provided to the nominated sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator and
    • placed on the responsible gambling incident register held by those sports bookmakers or betting exchange operators
  • that if you apply to be excluded from all sports bookmakers and betting exchange operators in the NT, the notice will be provided to any new licensed sports bookmakers or betting exchange operators
  • that it is not the role or responsibility of the Racing Commission or Licensing NT to exclude people from gambling
  • that your exclusion from using the gambling products and services of the nominated sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator is:
    • voluntary and
    • you are responsible for following the rules specified in the notice.

You have the right to seek independent, legal or other professional advice before signing the notice.

To find out more, read the gambling code of practice.

Get a list of NT licensed sports bookmakers and betting exchange operators on the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade website.

Fill in the sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator form. You must complete all required fields.

Self-exclusion notice - sports bookmaker/ betting exchange operator PDF (206.8 KB)
Self-exclusion notice - sports bookmaker/ betting exchange operator DOCX (64.1 KB)

You will need a witness to sign your form.

Email your completed form and photo identification to licensingntsportsbookmakers.dob@nt.gov.au.

Self-exclude from an interstate gambling operator

To self-exclude from an interstate gambling operator, you must contact:

  • the gambling operator directly or
  • the relevant authority that regulates the operator.

For a list of all registered gambling operators, go to the Australian Communications and Media Authority website.

After you apply

Once you submit your form, Licensing NT will provide your details to the nominated gambling operator within three business days. This is dependent on the form being completed properly.

If you change your mind, you must contact the nominated site, sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator within 72 hours of submitting your form. Otherwise, you won't be able to gamble for the term nominated on the form.

Read more about self-exclusion from a licensed venue.

More information

For more information on self-exclusion notices, contact Licensing NT.

Contact

For information on support services for problem gambling, contact:

24 hour gambling helpline
Phone: 1800 858 858
www.gamblinghelponline.org.au

Amity Community Service Inc.
155 Stuart Highway
Parap NT 0820
habitwise@amity.org.au
Phone: 1800 684 372
www.amity.org.au

Anglicare NT
60 Winnellie Road
Winnellie NT 0820
anglicare@anglicare-nt.org.au
Phone: 08 8985 0000 (Darwin) or 08 8952 0377 (Alice Springs)
www.anglicare-nt.org.au


Last updated: 16 March 2021

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