Australian Player Restrictions
You must be 18 years or older to use Australian betting sites. You must also be an Australian resident with an Australian residential address and an Australian ID.
Australian Betting Site Licenses
All online betting sites in Australia must have an interactive gambling license from an Australian state/territory to accept Australian players. All licensed betting sites are listed on the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) website.
Australian Live Betting Laws
It is illegal for Australia's online betting sites to "offer, interactive real money gambling services - including in-play sports betting - to players in Australia." This means that you can't place live bets online, however, it is still legal to place live bets over the phone.
Australian Sign Up Bonus Laws
It is illegal for Australian betting websites to offer "any credit, voucher, reward or another benefit as an incentive to open an account or to refer another person to open an account.” This means that no sign-up bonuses can be advertised. Players can still receive betting site bonuses after they have signed up though.
Australian Betting Advertising Laws
Betting websites that do not have Australian licenses cannot advertise their services to Australian residents. Australian betting sites cannot advertise illegal betting services like sign-up bonuses, in-play betting and online casino games.
State by State Betting Laws
Different Australian states and territories have their own gambling laws that relate to operators based within their jurisdictions. For more information about your state head to the website of your relevant state gambling commission. Otherwise, know that whatever state you are in, you can use an Australian betting site with an Australian licence even if they are based in a state that is not your own.