Office of Racing

We provide racing policy advice and manage legislation to support racing in NSW. We also manage the relationships between the NSW Government and organisations responsible for the three racing codes.

Greyhound racing at Wentworth Park, Sydney, Australia

Search for new Racing NSW Chair underway

A public expression of interest process has begun for the appointment of a new Racing NSW Chair and Member to replace outgoing Chairman Russell Balding AO.

Expressions of interest close Friday 12 January 2024 at 5pm.

Our racing codes

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


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Thoroughbred racing

Learn about thoroughbred racing governance and oversight in NSW.


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Harness racing

Learn about harness racing governance and oversight in NSW.


Greyhounds on racetrack

Greyhound racing

Learn about the greyhound racing governance and oversight in NSW.

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.


Key appointments

You can find out more about racing appointments and current expression of interest processes.


You can find out more about key documents related to the three racing codes here.

Our Minister

The Minister for Gaming and Racing, David Harris, is responsible for the legislation that governs the conduct of thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing in NSW.

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