Race Field Publication and Use Approval - Victoria

Description

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capable of identifying the names and numbers of horses or greyhounds nominated to race, or that have been scratched or withdrawn from a race.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

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

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

Forms

Task 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

Contact details

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Licensing Officer

Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation

Department of Justice and 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
Email: contact@vcglr.vic.gov.au
Website: Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (Opens in new window)