Sign up with Australian betting sites


Free Bet Deals is your gateway to the world of exciting free bet offers, betting products, and promotions from the best online bookmakers in Australia. We provide all the information you need to select the right betting agency. Browse through our site and learn about each betting site by: reading our reviews, comparing the products and free bets that each bookmaker offers, and staying abreast of the latest online betting news.


Understanding bonus bets


Our home page provides free bets for new customers. That is an incentive provided by the betting site to entice a new player to register an account. The incentives vary between bookmakers, not just in amount but in the type of sign up bonus bet they offer. To further complicate the join process, not everyone is able to take advantage of these sign up bonus bets; residents of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia are not able to receive a new account bonus from a betting agency. Residents of these states, are though permitted to receive bonus bet offers from bookmakers once they have registered an account. We refer to these offers as existing customer bonus bets, and cover them in the promotions section of our site.


New customer free bets

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CrownBet sign up bonus

With the backing of listed company Crown Resorts Ltd behind it, betting operator CrownBet is giving away a 400% deposit bonus to new customers that register a new account and deposit $50. This deal represents great value for recreational and serious punters alike. Find out more about the terms and conditions of the CrownBet offer. p>




Sportsbet $501 bonus

Register a new account with Sportsbet using our site and receive a free bet worth up to $501. We explain how the Sportsbet bonus bet offer works and the relevant terms and conditions.



Unibet free betting bonus

Unibet free bets for joining

Unibet will reward new eligible members with a matched deposit bonus. Simply, register a new account, deposit an amount up to $200, and receive free bets from Unibet.



Bookmaker $400 bonus

Sign up to through and receive a free matched deposit bonus worth up to $400. also offers Best of the Best betting, for more information read our review.



Ladbrokes deposit bonus bet

Ladbrokes offers new Australian customers up to $250 worth of bonus bets. For more detailed information on this offer and other promotions see our review.




Neds $500 new customer bonus

Register an account with new betting agency Neds and receive up to $500 in free bonus bets. This offer is a matched deposit deal and compares favourably against all of the Australian betting sites.




Betstar join promotion

New customers can receive up to $250 worth of free bets with Betstar by taking advantage of their matched first deposit deal. The Betstar new account free bet can be split and used as four separate bonus bet coupons.




Australian betting site Centrebet

Centrebet no longer provides new members with any form of welcome bonus. Instead, they promise to not shut down a winning account. You can read more about Centrebet here.




Betfair $500 winning boost offer

Betting exchange is offering up to a $500 boost on all customer winnings during their first week as a new member. All winnings during the first 7 days will be credited with a 20% boost on the 7th day. Visit our Betfair review page to see why it is worthwhile having an account with a betting exchange.




Bet365 offer

Bet365, one of the largest bookmakers in the world, is now operating in Australia. doesn’t promote a sign up bonus, as residents of some Australian states are not eligible for them. We delve into the situation further here.



Palmerbet sign up offer

Palmerbet $250 sign up bonus

Sydney bookmaker Palmerbet is 100% Australian owned and operated. Along with a string of great promotions, they are offer new customers a free bet worth up to $250. Read more about Palmerbet’s sign up bonus bet.



Types of sign up bonuses

In order to unlock the mystery of the various new customer free bet offers, we explain each of the different types of sign up bonus available with licensed Australian betting sites:

  1. Matched deposit free bet: sign up offer whereby the bookmaker will match your first deposit amount up to a certain value. For example, a $250 free matched deposit offer will entitle you to a free $250 bet if you deposit $250.
  2. Matched first bet offer: free bet bonus offer where the bookmaker will match the amount of your very first bet with a complimentary bet of equal value. For example, if you place a $100 bet as your first bet with a new bookmaker, you will receive a bonus bet of equal value.
  3. First bet refund offer: This sign up offer entitles you to a free bet if your very first bet with the bookmaker loses. In essence, it means that your first bet is refunded with a bonus bet if it loses.
  4. No deposit free bet: This type of offer allows you to receive a free bet from a bookmaker without having to deposit any money. These types of sign up bonuses are typically of low value. No such offers exist from Australian bookmakers at this point in time.
  5. Winning boost: The winning boost offer is currently provided by Betfair, instead of a awarding a free bet, they provide a bonus boost to any winnings a customer makes in the first 7 days operation of a new account.

Which is the best type of offer?

This is a question typically asked of potential new customers. The best offers in our opinion are the matched deposit free bet offers. Your initial deposit is matched with free bets of equal value. There is no restriction or pressure to wage a large amount with your first bet as there is with the matched first bet offer.

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