Racing Colours Registration (Thoroughbred Racing) - New South Wales

Service summary

Every thoroughbred horse that races within the Metropolitan Area must carry registered colours. Gaining this registration entitles you to the exclusive use of the colours during the period covered by the registration.

Please be aware that:

  • All colours worn by a horse's rider must be declared;
  • If 2 or more people declare the same colours at the time of entry the Agency will decide who can have such colours and who will need to adopt other colours; and
  • You must comply with the specified rules and your registration may be subject to conditions.

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

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Registration may be renewed on or before the 1st March each year or on such year determined by a 5 year renewal cycle period. If an application is not made for renewal of registration within 3 months of the due date, any right of renewal shall lapse.


1 March



New registration between August and January.

Application$55.00New registration between February and July.

Renewal for five years.

Other resources

Comply Rules of Racing NSW - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Administering agency

Racing NSW

Act(s) name

Thoroughbred Racing Act 1996 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Rules of Racing of Racing NSW (New South Wales)

Contact details

Racing NSW

Mailing address:
Level 7, 51 Druitt St
New South Wales 2000


02 9551 7500


02 9551 7501

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