Racing Act 2002 - Queensland


Object or Purpose of this legislative Instrument:

This Act is in place to:

  • maintain public confidence in the racing of animals in Queensland for which betting is lawful;
  • ensure the integrity of all persons involved in racing under the Act; and
  • safeguard the welfare of all animals involved in racing under the Act.

Scope of this legislative Instrument:

The Act provides for:

  • the licensing of a corporation established under the Corporations Act (after probity and integrity checks are carried out) as a control body for a code of racing;
  • the approval of new codes of racing;
  • the requirements and approval process to obtain a control body approval (licence);
  • the issuing of an eligibility certificate (after probity and integrity checks are carried out), to applicants for a racing bookmaker's licence. The holder of an eligibility certificate can then apply to a control body for a racing bookmaker's licence;
  • the accreditation of facilities to provide drug testing and scientific services for control bodies;
  • the prohibition of unlawful betting.
  • the granting of race information authorities to licensed wagering operators by control bodies.
  • the Regulation provides for the composition of country racing associations and matters relating to race information authorities.

The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:

  • Racing Regulation 2003

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional Information

The licensing of persons such as jockeys, trainers and harness drivers are administered by the control body for the appropriate racing code. For the thoroughbred, harness and greyhound codes of racing, contact Racing Queensland Limited.


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Administering agency

Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing

Office of Racing

Office of Racing Regulation

Contact details

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

Director, (Investigations and Compliance)

Operating address: Level 15, 111 George Street
Queensland 4000
Mailing address: Locked Bag 180
Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3234 1400
Fax: 07 3234 1411
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