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Race Field Information Use

Racing Administration Amendment Bill 2008

The NSW racing industry has been given a significant boost under revised legislation that came into effect on 3 December 2008. These amendments refined the Race Fields Publication approval process that became effective on 1 September 2008.

It is now an offence under the Racing Administration Act, punishable by fines and/or imprisonment, to use NSW thoroughbred race field information without the necessary approval from Racing NSW. Approval is required for the use of NSW Thoroughbred Racing Information, rather than exclusively the publishing of the information.

In addition to the previous definitions of publish, use of includes using the information to accept or facilitate wagering in any way, such as whether recording electronically or in hard copy form, in betting ledgers or on betting tickets, using the information to accept and process bet/s by telephone, in person, by internet and whether on one horse or several horses in any one race.

Controlling bodes of the three codes of racing will now be able to grant approvals and set fees for the use of NSW race fields by wagering operators.

Certain publications, such as publication/use for not-for-profit social purposes (eg office sweeps or fundraising Calcuttas) and publication/use by certain racing organisations and media bodies are authorized under the new arrangements.


Racing NSW – Race Fields Information Use - Information Centre

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Acts, Regulations and Standard Conditions


RFIU Standard Conditions For Australian Wagering Operators 2023-2024 Effective 1 July 2023

Race Field Fees – NSW Thoroughbred Races – for Australian Wagering Operators

Details Minimum Bet - Please see Clause 5.7 of the Standard Conditions

Minimum Bet Limits - Race Field Standard Conditions 5.7(a) the amount Approval holders must bet
Race Field Standard Conditions 5.7 (d) (9) - Further reasons where an Approval Holder is not required to comply with clauses 5.7(a) or 5.7(c)

Bet Types allowed: Non-traditional Bet types Permitted or Not Permitted – as per Clause 5.6 RFIU Standard Conditions
Betting and Racing Act 1998
Betting and Racing Regulation 2022
Unlawful Gambling Act 1998

(Click here for Previous versions of Acts, Regulations and Standard Conditions)

Application and Returns process for Australian Wagering Operators

Race Field Information Use Information for Australian Wagering Operators
Bet Back - Approved Licensed Wagering Operators against who bet back credits are allowed to be claimed (subject to conditions)


Race Field Information Use Application Form 2023-24
Minimum Bet Complaint Form

Application process for Non Wagering Operators

Race Field Information Use for non Wagering Operators



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