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Office of Racing

About us

We develop and manage racing governance frameworks, and support the growth and economic viability of racing in NSW.
Greyhound racing at Wentworth Park, Sydney, Australia

Industry news

The Minister today announced new legislation regarding the NSW racing industry. Read more.

Expressions of interest are invited to join a new integrity commission. Read more.

Our codes


We manage the relationships between the government and responsible bodies for the three racing codes. 

Thoroughbred racing

Learn more about thoroughbred racing iin NSW.
Close-up of a horse head running on a track

Harness racing

Read more about harness racing in NSW.
Close up of horse harness racing

Greyhound racing

Learn more about the greyhound industry in NSW.
Greyhounds on racetrack

Quick facts


Racing makes a significant contribution to the NSW economy.

The NSW Government commissioned a study into the size and scope of the racing industry in NSW in 2014.  The study found:

  • racing is a $3.3 billion industry in NSW
  • over 90,000 people directly participate in the racing industry as employees, participants or volunteers
  • approximately 1.8 million people attend race meetings annually
  • economic activity generated by the racing industry sustains more than 27,550 full time equivalent positions across NSW.

Our minister


The Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, Kevin Anderson, is responsible for the legislation that governs the conduct of thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing in NSW. 

Kevin Anderson

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation

Legislation


Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation

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