Rules of Harness Racing - Australian Capital Territory


You may be required to comply with these rules if you intend to participate in the harness racing industry in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). There are two sets of rules that you may need to comply with, the Local Rules of Harness Racing (NSW) and the Australian Harness Racing Rules. These rules include requirements for:

  • Owners, trainers, drivers, apprentices, bookmakers and all associated staff;
  • The conduct of racing;
  • Race field standards;
  • The drawing of barriers;
  • Racing colours; and
  • The procedure for appealing an official decision.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Racing Act 1999 ACT

Administering agency

Harness Racing NSW

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Harness Racing NSW

Operating address: 22 Meredith St
New South Wales 2200
Mailing address: PO Box 1034
New South Wales 1885
Phone: 02 9722 6600
Fax: 02 8580 5792