The racing industry in New South Wales involves three codes of racing - thoroughbreds, harness and greyhounds.
Our office is responsible for government policy on racing, wagering and associated legislation, and supporting the growth and economic viability of NSW racing.
Our other activities include approving, inspecting and evaluating totalizator systems and overseeing bookmaker operations. Through our inspection program we closely monitor bookmaker and totalizator betting to ensure the integrity of wagering and adherence to responsible practises. This program aims to protect the interests of the betting public as well as the racing industry and the government's revenue.
The racing pages are particularly relevant to the racing industry and provide important information about all three racing codes in NSW, including links to the website of each code's controlling body.
These pages also feature detailed information on other relevant issues such as sports betting and recent industry reviews and changes.
Wagering (on racing and sport) in New South Wales is conducted by TAB Limited and licensed bookmakers.
Bookmaker licensing in New South Wales is the responsibility of the relevant controlling bodies of racing. However, authorities for sports betting, telephone and electronic betting are issued to licensed bookmakers by the Minister under the Racing Administration Act 1998.