About the register
We are currently working on the register.
When it is ready, you will be able to self-exclude from all licensed interactive wagering services for a minimum of 3 months, up to a lifetime period.
The register will be free and your personal details will be protected.
If you self-exclude, a wagering provider will not be able to:
- let you place a bet
- let you open a new account
- send you marketing messages.
Delivery of the register
We have appointed Engine Australia to build and run the register.
Trials of the service are expected to start in late 2021 ahead of a launch before mid-2022.
We will develop legislative instruments to detail the rules wagering providers must follow and outline the charges that industry will pay.
We will consult with the wagering industry, consumers and advocacy groups about the register. This includes system design, privacy arrangements, rules and cost recovery.
Changes to the law
Changes were made to the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 in December 2019 to allow us to set up the register.
We will make rules under the Act about the technical and operational details before the register starts. A new law will help us recover the register’s costs from the wagering industry.
We will consult on these rules and on developing the register.
If you are a licensed interactive wagering provider, find out more about your obligations.
Consumer Protection Framework
In November 2018, federal, state and territory governments launched the National Consumer Protection Framework.
The register is one of 10 ways the framework will help protect users of Australian interactive wagering services.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the national gambling helpline on 1800 858 858, or visit Gambling Help Online.
While the register is being made, you can directly contact wagering providers to self-exclude.
You can also register with the Northern Territory Racing Commission, regardless of where you live in Australia, to exclude from providers licensed in the NT. This includes many of the larger providers.