Race Field Information Use Approval - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to publish, communicate or otherwise use information about a race field in New South Wales. Race field information includes any information that identifies or is capable of identifying a horse or greyhound participating in or withdrawn from a race to take place in New South Wales.

Generally this approval is required by wagering operators, such as bookmakers, totalizator operators or betting exchange operators.

Please be aware that your approval will be subject to conditions set by the relevant controlling body. Approvals are granted by the controlling body for each type of racing (horse, harness and greyhounds). Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval your application must:

  • be in writing
  • be in a form approved by the relevant racing control body
  • contain the required information
  • be submitted at least 30 days before the relevant racing event takes place.

Be aware that eligibility criteria will differ for wagering operators and other approved people. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


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Application to Use Greyhound Race Field Information - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.



An application is to be made at least 30 days before the race to which the approval relates (or if the approval is to relate to a class of races, the first race belonging to that class) is to take place.

Administering agency

Department of Industry
Office of Racing

Act(s) name

Betting and Racing Act 1998 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Betting and Racing Regulation 2012 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Department of Industry
Office of Racing

Operating address:
MLC Centre
Level 48
19 Martin Place
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 5477
Sydney, New South Wales 2001


02 9338 6600


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