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Workers Compensation

Racing NSW is a specialised insurer licensed under the provisions of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) to provide workers compensation insurance to certain employers (racing clubs and licensed trainers) in the NSW thoroughbred racing industry. The workers of those employers and jockeys injured in the course of their employment will have an entitlement to claim workers compensation in accordance with the provisions of both the aforementioned Act and the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998. Schedule 3 to the Workers Compensation Regulation 2016 sets out the terms and conditions of the policy of insurance that apply to an employer’s liabilities under the Workers Compensation Act 1987.

Racing NSW has engaged the services of the independent provider Gallagher Bassett to assist with the claims and injury management of all claims within the Racing NSW scheme. Gallagher Bassett is among the world’s largest third-party claims administrators and operate extensively in all workers compensation jurisdictions within Australia. The engagement of Gallagher Bassett has been supported and approved by the State Insurance Regulatory Authority of New South Wales.

Since 1 July 2022, Gallagher Bassett has, in partnership with Racing NSW, managed the claims of all injured workers who fall within the coverage of the Racing NSW Scheme. Notwithstanding the outsourcing of the claims management function, Racing NSW continues to be the licensed specialised insurer for all relevant participants within the NSW thoroughbred racing industry and remains responsible for all workers compensation matters. Gallagher Bassett will work closely with Racing NSW to continue to provide employers and workers with assistance and support for in the administration of the claim and the worker’s injury management and sustainable return to work.

All future new injury and claims notifications and ongoing claims related correspondence and should be directed to Gallagher Bassett at the following contact points:


Post: GPO Box 5474 Sydney NSW 2001

Fax: (02) 9464 7244

Phone: 1300 975 609


Racing NSW will continue to directly manage all non-claim related functions under its Specialised Insurer Licence including the determination of workers compensation premiums. All premium related enquiries should be directed to Racing NSW at the following contact points as should any issues arising from the management of any claim under the management of Gallagher Bassett.


Post: Level 7, 51 Druitt St Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: 9551 7500

Fax: 9551 7725


The following forms are to be used in the notification and claiming of workers compensation benefits. Please direct any enquiries to the Workers Compensation Branch of Racing NSW on either (02) 9551 7500 or

2023/24 Wages and Business Activity Declaration



Worker’s Injury Claim Form

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Jockey’s Injury Claim Form

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Employer’s Injury Claim Form

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Secretary's Report of Injury

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