Race Field Publication and Use Approval - Victoria


You will need 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capable of identifying the names and numbers of horses or greyhounds nominated to race, or that have been scratched or withdrawn from a race.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.

Service type


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.


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Fees may vary. Please contact the responsible agency for more information.

Act(s) name

Gambling Regulation Act 2003 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Gambling Regulations 2015 Victoria

Approval time

Less than 60 days after receiving the application.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission

Contact details

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