Race Field Publication and Use Approval - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this approval if you are a wagering service provider and you intend to publish details of a race field, or use a race field in the course of your business.

This applies to greyhound, harness and thoroughbred race fields. The race field is the names or numbers of horses or greyhounds taking part in a race. The restriction on publishing details of a race field extends to any information capable of identifying the names and numbers of horses or greyhounds nominated to race, or that have been scratched or withdrawn from a race.

A wagering service provider means:

  • a totalisator (tote) operator
  • a betting exchange operator
  • bookmakers or Turf commission agents
  • any other people or companies who make a livelihood by betting or making wagers.

Approval must be obtained from the relevant national racing body responsible for organising the race:

  • The Australian Racing Board Limited (horse racing)
  • Harness Racing Australia Inc (harness racing)
  • Greyhound Racing Victoria (greyhound racing).

The restriction on publishing racing fields does not apply to people or companies approved by the agency to publish betting odds.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Service type

Licence

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, you must apply to the appropriate controlling body:

  • 70 days before the approval is required
  • using the prescribed application form
  • providing any additional information that the racing requires.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

The controlling body may place a fee on the granting of this approval. This fee will vary according to the activities that you intend to undertake. Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Race Field Publication and Use Approval - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Approval time

Less than 60 days after receiving the application.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Regulation
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

Act(s) name

Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Gambling Regulations 2015 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Officer
Department of Justice and Regulation
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation


Operating address:
49 Elizabeth Street
Richmond
Victoria 3121
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 1988
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

1300 182 457

Fax:

03 9651 3777
contact@vcglr.vic.gov.au

Website:

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