Getting started with betting tax

Betting tax is a self-assessed tax on the taxable wagering revenue (TWR) of a betting operator's betting transactions with customers in Queensland. It is administered by Queensland Revenue Office.

Betting operators who reach the annual threshold amount must register with us and lodge monthly and annual returns. In some limited cases, monthly returns may not be required.

On-course bookmakers are only required to lodge and pay tax on an annual basis once their TWR exceeds the threshold.

This guide explains everything you need to know about when you need to register for betting tax, including the threshold amount, rate and key definitions.


Queensland Revenue Office

  • Call 1300 300 734 (Australia) or
    +61 7 3179 2500 (overseas)
  • Send an email using our online enquiry form.