Bookmaker and agent licences

You must be licensed by Consumer and Business Services to work as a:

  • bookmaker
  • agent (working for or on behalf of a bookmaker).

Bookmakers' agents need to be licensed if they are not under direction or supervision of a bookmaker, for example if they attend a race meeting on behalf of a bookmaker, or are located in a different area of the race course to the bookmaker.

Bookmakers' agents do not need be licensed if they are working under the direction and supervision of a licensed bookmaker at all times.

Who can apply

You must be suitable to hold a licence. When considering applications, the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner will take into account your:

  • financial resources
  • criminal history
  • business history.

What you'll need

Before you can submit your application you will need:


Licence typeFee
Bookmaker licence


Agent licence


Bookmaker renewal


Agent renewal


For more information read the guideline for applicants - bookmakers and bookmaker agents (PDF 115KB) on the CBS website.

How to apply

1. Application

Complete application the form.

Bookmaker or agent application for licence or renewal (PDF237KB)

2. Supporting evidence

Complete the supporting evidence forms.

Personal Information Declaration (PID) form (PDF 133KB)

Deed of undertaking (bookmakers only) (PDF 120KB)

3. Lodgement

Print and sign the forms.


Post the signed forms and photos to:

Gambling Reform Operations Team
GPO Box 2169
Adelaide SA 5001


Scan and email all documents to

What happens next

If you have never been approved as a bookmaker before you will need to attend an interview at Consumer and Business Services.

We will contact you with an interview time, which will be around six to eight weeks after we have received your application.

If your licence is approved we will post your licence and photo ID badge to you. You must wear your ID badge whenever you are operating as a bookmaker or agent.

All bookmakers need to lodge a bond with CBS.


Licences must be renewed annually, with payment of the appropriate fee.

Related information

On this site

Other websites

Bookmakers licensing rules - CBS

Current bookmakers and agents - CBS

Contact CBS Liquor and Gaming


Phone: 131 882

GPO Box 2169
Adelaide SA 5001

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