Wagering licensing

Wagering is another name for betting, which is to stake something, usually money, on the outcome of a contest or any uncertain event or matter. The main types of wagering are race wagering and sports wagering.

Wagering licensing is regulated in Queensland by the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR).


Wagering operates under the following legislation:

Major licence holders

Race wagering and sports wagering licences

A licence is required to conduct race or sports wagering in Queensland and can only be applied for by a corporation. New applications cannot be considered until 30 June 2044.

UBET QLD Limited is currently the exclusive licence holder for race and sports wagering in Queensland.

Wagering licences and permits

On-course wagering permit

Race clubs may apply to OLGR for an on-course wagering permit to conduct a tote at a country racecourse.

Find out how to apply for an on-course wagering permit on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS).

Wagering key employee

Find out how to apply for a wagering key employee on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS).

Alternatively, you can apply using the application for liquor and gaming individual licences online form.

Resources for wagering licensees

Compliance forms

Resource manuals

Code of practice

Also consider...


General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

  • Licence and permit enquiries

1300 072 322

  • Gaming compliance enquiries


  • Liquor compliance enquiries


  • Media enquiries (07) 3738 8555