Self exclusion from a sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator

This page is for people who want to stop themselves from being able to gamble with a sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator.

If you want to stop yourself from placing bets with a sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator, you will need to fill in a self exclusion notice.

You can nominate how long you want your self exclusion to be in place. When this period expires you can either choose to fill in another self exclusion notice, or end your agreement not to gamble.

Before you apply

Before applying, you must read the conditions of the self exclusion notice.

By completing and lodging a self exclusion notice you agree to all of the following:

  • to not enter or attempt to enter a nominated betting site or place a telephone bet during the exclusion period
  • having a sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator remove your access from, or prevent you from entering the relevant nominated site
  • having your personal details, including the self exclusion form, placed on a Responsible Gambling Incident Register held by the bookmaker or betting exchange operator
  • letting a sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator block access to or close any accounts you hold with them for the length of the exclusion period
  • understanding the notice is not a contract and that you cannot sue the bookmaker or betting exchange operator or their staff, agents or contractors over any matter relating to the self exclusion notice
  • have the right to seek independent or legal or other professional advice before signing the self exclusion notice.

Read the Gambling Code of Practice.

How to apply

To apply, you must do all of the following.

Step 1. Fill in the sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator form.

Self exclusion notice - sports bookmaker/ betting exchange operator (440.9 kb)
Self exclusion notice - sports bookmaker/ betting exchange operator (169.2 kb)

Step 2. Have a witness sign your form.

Step 4. Submit the completed form to the nominated site, sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator.

After you apply

If you make an application for self exclusion you have a three-day cooling off period in which you can change your mind.

If you change your mind you must contact the nominated site, sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator within 72 hours of submitting your application otherwise you will not be able to gamble with a sports bookmaker or betting exchange operator for the term nominated in the application.

Also read self exclusion from a licensed venue.


For more information on self exclusion notices contact Licensing NT:

OfficeStreet addressPostal addressPhone / Fax
DarwinLevel 3, NAB House
71 Smith Street
Darwin NT 0801
GPO Box 1154
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 08 8999 1800
Fax: 08 8999 1888
Alice SpringsLevel 1, The Green Well Building
50 Bath Street
Alice Springs NT 0871
PO Box 8470
Alice Springs NT 0871
Phone: 08 8951 5195
Fax: 08 8951 5112
KatherineGround Floor, Randazzo Building
18 Katherine Terrace
Katherine NT 0851
PO Box 2138
Katherine NT 0851
Phone: 08 8973 8811
or 08 8973 8810
Fax: 08 8973 8867

For information on support services for problem gambling contact:

24 Hour Gambling Help Line
Phone: 1800 858 858

Amity Community Service Inc.
155 Stuart Highway, Parap, Darwin, NT
Phone: 1800 858 858 

Darwin: 08 8985 0000 

Alice Springs: 08 8952 0377

Last updated: 13 November 2018


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