About

The Western Australian Bookmakers Association, or known also as WABA, is the representative body for licenced Bookmakers in the State of Western Australia.

Legal bookmaking began in WA in 1883 and has continued on until the present day.

The first bookmakers association was formed in 1918 following the introduction of the Racing Restriction Act 1917.

The role of WABA includes the lobbying of organisations, including government, on behalf of members to improve betting conditions for punters.

WABA consists of a committee and administration staff to manage the affairs of the association and represent members.

An important function of WABA is the arrangement of bookmakers on race courses and the placement of bookmakers.

To ensure independence the responsibility of bookmaker placements on-course are delegated to the Association Secretary under the constitution.