There is nothing Australian’s love more than a free bet – the only thing better winning on the punt is winning when you haven’t even had to outlay your own cash.
The amount of bonuses and free bets offered at our favourite Aussie bookmakers will make you feel like every day is your birthday.
Unfortunately if you aren’t a resident of Queensland, Northern Territory and Tasmania, then by law you will not be able to access these free bets.
However once you are a member, no matter where in Australia you are located you may be able to access their other bonuses – because as all punters know, you win some you lose some.
How to redeem free bets at your online bookmaker
Redeeming free bets on the web is so easy you’ll believe it’s a scam, but if you are betting with any of our recommended bookies, you won’t be putting yourself at risk of fraudulent behaviour.
To redeem you will need to sign up first. This doesn’t take too long, but, if you want to save time later, it is best you verify your identification while you are signing up so there is no messing around later on.
All you have to do is provide a drivers license, a passport, or some form of ID along with a bill or a letter with your home address.
If you are accessing the free bet sign-up bonuses you will need to make a deposit and you will either be able to enter a code or select ‘redeem free bet’ depending on the bookmaker you have signed up with.
For other free bets, members generally receive an email regarding how to redeem or it will be outlined easily on their website. Since online sports betting is legal in Australia, certain States have created their own legislation and for residents who aren’t in the aforementioned states and territories, they can’t access the sign-up bonuses. For other bonuses, different rules applies and generally only NSW and SA residents are excluded but it is always good to check just in case.
Best free bet promos with Australian bookmakers
Walking into a retail TAB outlet or putting a bet on at the pub doesn’t come with any special bonuses, but making bets online does.
The promotions that our recommended Aussie bookies are offering are great for new players, but there are also free bets for ongoing members.
Sportsbet.com.au refer a friend and sign-up bonus
New players who sign up at Sportsbet.com.au can get themselves an easy free bet by placing their first wager and having it matched up to $100, which you can then make more bets with.
If you know you aren’t the only one in your circle of friends, or even abundance of Facebook friends, who enjoys a bet then you can earn yourself a free $100 bet just by referring a friend. All you have to do is sign up, or log in to Sportsbet, and go to your account. There will be a space where you can enter details of your friends and they will receive an invitation via email. Once they make a deposit of $50, you will be given a free $100 to bet with and the best part is the more friends you get to sign up and deposit, the more free bets you receive.
Note: Your friends will need to enter the refer a friend reference number for it to link up and it must be done on a computer, not a mobile device.
Willian Hill sign up free bet
Formerly known as Sportingbet, WilliamHill.com.au has a bonus sign up bet of up to $200 for new players. However, it cannot be redeemed if you are using POLi as your preferred payment method and it expires after seven days.
LuxBet free bet for new players
Players who sign up at LuxBet get a free bet of up to $300. Luxbet doubles your first deposit so if you deposit $100 you get $200 free to bet with, if you deposit $300 you get $600 to bet with for free.
Just deposit at least $25 to get your free bet.
Bet365 Open Account free bet
Bet365 is offering a 100% matched deposit offer to make a bet with when you make a deposit of as little as $20 or more. There is a maximum limit of $200, but this means you will get a $200 free bet.
BetEasy First Deposit free bet and ongoing bonus bets
BetEasy has the biggest maximum limit in terms of a free bet bonus for new players out of all our favourite Aussie bookmakers, featuring up to $500 in a free bet. Additionally, until June 2015, BetEasy has fun free bet bonuses that can be redeemed by members and used to bet on any sport or racing event.
Sport and racing free bet bonuses
Online Aussie bookies can offer an abundance of sport and racing bonuses but it can be hard to know what to look for and ultimately skip them all.
We have found the best ones in association to your needs so you can spend more time reading the form and less time trying to find the best free bet bonus.
Sportsbet NRL season opener and racing daily special
To kick off the much anticipated 2015 NRL season Sportsbet are getting amongst it and offering a special up to $100 cash back which you can use again to bet. The offer is in play from rounds one to four.
You will see you’re money back if you’re team is up at half-time but loses the game. Additionally, on Thursday nights, you can win 20% bonus once your first bet on greyhounds at Sandown Park wins.
William Hill Double Your NRL Winnings and daily racing specials
If you place a bet on the first Tryscorer and it is converted you get a bonus of double how much you would win anyway. This offer is available up until Monday, March 9. Daily racing specials are also available with bonus bets of up to $100 available on four leg multis and up to $50 for harness and greyhound races for the nominated race of that day.
Luxbet NRL round one special and Randwick Guineas
Get a bonus bet of up to $100 by placing a head-to-head bet on a winning NRL team in round one or put a wager for an All in Win on the Randwick Guineas on Saturday, March 7 and win a bonus bet of up to $100.
Bet365 100% Soccer Multi Bet Bonus and 50% Tennis Multi Bet Bonus
Get a 100% free bet bonus by placing a multi bet on A-League, Champions League, Premier League, and more at Bet365. If Tennis is more your thing get up to 50% in a free bet bonus by putting a multi bet on your favourite tennis event.
BetEasy NRL Specials and Twitter bonus bet competition
Featuring bonus bets for Broncos vs Rabbitohs on Thursday, March 5; Eels vs Sea Eagles on Friday, March 6; and Dragons vs Storm on Saturday, March 7. As for the Cricket World Cup, BetEasy have created an interesting way to get a bonus bet through Twitter. Go to twitter.com/BetEasy to find the matches which are in the competition, and you will be able to submit your answers to the team with the highest number of boundaries, the total number of fours a team will hit, and the number of sixes a team will hit and you can win. Submit your responses to @BetEasy on Twitter with #BetEasyBoundaryKind accompanying your answers.