Racing Colours Registration (Thoroughbred Racing) - New South Wales


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 two 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
  • you must comply with the specified rules and your registration may be subject to conditions.

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 five-year renewal cycle period. If an application is not made for renewal of registration within three months of the due date, any right of renewal shall lapse.


1 March


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $110.00

New registration between August and January.

Apply Application All $55.00 New registration between February and July.
Renew Renewal All $150.00

Renewal for five years.

Vary Variation All $50.00 -

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Rules of Racing of Racing NSW - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Thoroughbred Racing Act 1996 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Rules of Racing New South Wales

Administering agency

Racing NSW

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Racing NSW

New South Wales
Mailing address: Level 7, 51 Druitt St
New South Wales 2000
Phone: 02 9551 7500
Fax: 02 9551 7501