Australian Sports Wagering Scheme - Discussion Paper

Closed 17 Jul 2020

Opened 11 May 2020


Following the Commonwealth Government’s response to the Wood Review, the Sports Integrity Taskforce, located within the Department of Health,  was charged with developing a sports wagering regulatory response to safeguard the integrity of Australian sport, in the form of an Australian Sports Wagering Scheme (ASWS).

This Discussion Paper aims to provide a starting point for a collaborative process to developing the options for the ASWS to be assessed in the Regulatory Impact Statement. This Discussion Paper includes a series of questions we are seeking feedback on.

The remaining sections of this discussion paper set outs the following:

  • Section 2 sets out the base case, which is the current state of sports wagering services
  • Section 3 discusses the problems associated with regulating sports wagering services
  • Section 4 outlines options for the ASWS
  • Section 5 outlines the benefits being sought by the ASWS
  • Section 6 identifies next steps
  • Appendix A provides a more detailed discussion of current state and territory regulation of sports wagering.



  • Anyone from any background


  • Regulatory policy