Racing Regulation Act 2004 Review

The Review of the Racing Regulation Act 2004: Securing the Integrity of the Tasmanian Racing Industry by independent racing expert Mr Dale Monteith has been completed. 

Read the Monteith Review:​

 Review of the Racing Regulation Act 2004 Report - Securing the Integrity of the Tasmanian Racing Industry (PDF 3Mb)

Key recomm​​e​​ndations

  • Creating a Tasmanian Racing Integrity Commissioner with powers to set integrity and animal welfare standards and comprehensive audit, compliance and investigatory functions

  • Enhancing integrity governance within Tasracing, with Tasracing to become operationally responsible for all three Codes of racing and pre-race day and race day management, including Stewards and animal daily animal welfare

  • Providing a role for the RSPCA in animal welfare and retaining the power for independent investigation of animal welfare matters

The Government has accepted the integrity model proposed in the review and is in-principle supportive of the recommendations.

Government will release further details of its response to the recommendations in the Monteith Review by the end of August 2022.

Backg​​​round ​​​infor​m​​ation

Terms of reference and discussion paper for the review are available below:

 Terms of Reference - Racing Regulation Act 2004 Review (PDF 176Kb)​

 Discussion Paper - Review of the Racing Regulation Act 2004 (PDF 351Kb)


See also the written submissions received in response to the discussion paper:

 Submissions recieved - Review of the Racing Regulation Act 2004 (PDF 13Mb)​