How to open an Australian online betting account

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If you are looking to start an online betting account with an Australian bookmaker, now is the time!

registering your bet account online in australia

With the biggest horse racing event in Australia “Melbourne cup 2016” round the corner, betting companies are offering crazy deals just for you to sign up and have a punt.

I would suggest researching that your online betting provider has enough sports events covered apart from the Melbourne cup for you to use it for future sport and event betting.  Cricket , footy , soccer and international sporting events are usually covered by top bookmakers including betstar punter betstar and ladbrokes.

Below we will cover the requirements for getting an online betting account.

The basic requirement to get started betting is to sign up with the provider.  We recommend betstar , they currently have a bonus offer.

Betstar established in 2007, is an Australian Corporate Bookmaking firm that are based and established within Melbourne and Darwin. Betstar employ 40+ staff split between the Melbourne & Darwin offices

Once you sign up with them, you will need to provide documents to them drivers license or passport copy.  They will check this and get back to you with approval.

Documents required  for getting an account :

The person applying for the account must be 18 years or over, and bookmakers can request that account holders present evidence of various ID and proof-of-age documents, which can  be just one of the document or more than one below.

  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Australian citizenship certificate
  • State-issued ID card

Once you are approved you can start betting online.  Too easy!

I would suggest also keeping the provider  whom you sign up with contact number handy, just in case your paperwork is not progressing quick enough.

Multiple account registration – No problems

There are no restrictions as to how many bet programs you sign up with, so if you are  signing up as a new customer  – you could always sign up with more than one provider and get multiple free bets for signing up.  You could  go crazy betting on Melbourne cup horses with all the free bets , bbetstar mobile bettingut i do strongly suggest  staying within your budget and gambling responsibly.

The new age betting  providers are smart and have also made their betting  platforms smart enabled too, you can bet from your smartphone, ipad of desktop pc,  Which means you can pretty much bet from anywhere.

Who do we recommend for getting a betting account ?

As we said above , we have had good experience with the ladbrokes guys and betstar too is a good platform.  So if you want to give this a go, grab their current offer which won’t last long obviously.

If you want to see  a bigger list of Australian  bookmakers , check out this link.

More info :  Legal age for online betting

You would be surprised to know that the minimum age that is needed  to  get an online betting account is 21 in Oklahoma USA

What Age is it Legal to Bet in Australia?

In Australia, all participants in licensed games of chance must be at least 18 years of age. Each state is responsible for its own gambling legislature, with certain regulations varying from state to state, but the legal gambling age is fixed nationwide.

Good luck with the cup!

Links to each Australian states gaming regulatory body:

List of more Australian (bookmakers)  you could choose from


Luxbet –



Sportsbet –


william hill

William Hill –

bet 365

Bet365 –


Betfair –


Form guide for 2016 Melbourne cup race

form guide 2016

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