About us

The Office of Racing is part of the Department of Industry and is responsible for racing policy and governance, including management of relationships with the industry's controlling bodies.

The Office of Racing has an important role in providing racing policy advice to the Minister, particularly in relation to the governance of these industry sectors.

We are committed to supporting the growth and economic viability of responsible, sustainable and compliant racing in NSW.

Racing makes a significant contribution to the New South Wales economy. In mid-2014, the NSW Government commissioned a study, conducted by IER Pty Ltd, into the size and scope of the racing industry in New South Wales. Read the report Size and scope of the NSW racing industry.

For information about bookmaker licensing, betting/wagering policy and related compliance functions, visit the Liquor & Gaming website.

Our Minister

The Hon. Paul Toole, MP is the Minister for Lands and Forestry, and Minister for Racing. Contact the Minister for Racing

The Minister for Racing is responsible for the legislation that governs the conduct of thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing in New South Wales. The relevant legislation includes:

along with: