Forms and Returns

The Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor has made available for download a selection of forms and application kits relevant to racing.

You can find the form or application kit you need by navigating through the sub-categories.

Returns


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On 1 October 2014 changes to the Racing Bets Levy Regulations 2009 came into effect which provide for the introduction of a differential racing bets levy structure, an increase in turnover threshold and changes to the manner in which premium racing is determined in Western Australia.

The turnover threshold increased from $2.5 million to $3 million and the rate of levy up to this threshold amount is 1%. The threshold is applied on a racing year basis.

The new differential levy rates, which only apply once the threshold is reached, are as follows:

  • Pari-mutuel bets placed on standard race meetings levied at 1.5% of turnover;
  • Pari-mutuel bets placed on premium race meetings levied at 2.5% of turnover;
  • Betting exchange bets placed on standard race meetings levied at 1.5% of turnover;
  • Betting exchange bets placed on premium race meetings levied at 2.5% of turnover;
  • Non betting exchange fixed odds bets placed on standard race meetings levied at 2% of turnover;
  • Non betting exchange fixed odds bets placed on premium race meetings levied at 3% of turnover.

A higher levy applies across all race codes and to any race meeting that is determined to be a premium race meeting. Premium race meetings are defined in the regulations on the basis of the value of stake money, as follows:

  • Thoroughbred racing – any meeting that contains at least one race with stake money of $100,000;
  • Harness racing – any meeting that contains at least one race with stake money of $50,000;
  • Greyhound racing – any meeting that contains at least one race with stake money of $30,000.

Wagering operators who generate turnover of less than $1,000 in any month are exempted from paying a levy in that month, although a return must still be lodged.

The Department’s electronic racing bets levy system captures the new differential levy rates, the new premium racing criteria and the increase to the turnover threshold.

Wagering Operators can continue to lodge returns in a CSV file, however should they experience any difficulties in uploading returns, please contact the Department’s Gambling Branch on (08) 6551 4888 or rgl@rgl.wa.gov.au

Bookmakers

RWWA Director or Key Employees

In accordance with sections 14 and 24 of the Racing and Wagering Western Australia Act 2003, RWWA directors and key employees must be issued a licence from the Gaming and Wagering Commission of Western Australia.

A RWWA key employee is considered to be someone who is employed or working in a managerial capacity, or is empowered to make decisions that regulate the gambling operations of the organisation, or someone who is designated as a key employee by the Commission due to their influence, remuneration or function within the organisation.

RWWA Director or Key Employee Licence Application

Last updated: 08/02/2017 09:20:21 AM

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