Rules and Policies

​​​​Approved Gear Listing

One of the strengths of Australian thoroughbred horse racing is that owners, trainers and riders are able to travel between States and Territories in the knowledge that the conditions of racing are the same as in their own States or Territories. The establishment of national rules and practices achieves this. One such policy practice is that the Australian Chairman of Stewards are constantly reaching agreement on a uniform approach to gear that is permitted under AR. 206.

The various gear approved for use in Australia and the conditions associated with their use, are detailed in the National Equipment Register.​

Local Rules of Racing

 Thoroughbred - Local Rules effective 1 August 2023 (PDF 801Kb)

​Track Safety Limits for each track can be found in the latest copy of the Tasmanian Racing Calendar​


  Barrier Certificate   (97Kb)

  Equissage Raceday Policy   (208Kb)

  Raceday Plating   (328Kb)

  INDUSTRY NOTICE - Tongue Tie Policy 01.04.20   (213Kb)

Treatment Information

  Clear Day Rule Chart   (191Kb)

  Control of Race Day Medication Information   (669Kb)

  Control of Alkalinising Agents Information   (390Kb)​


Tasracing Policies

Find out more about Tasracing Policies​.

Australian Rules of Racing

The Australian Rules of Racing are available from the Racing Australia website.

Racing A​​ustralia Notices:

​Notification for upcoming rule amendments ​

 Calendar Notice - AR 79 (1.2.24) (PDF 155Kb)

 Calendar Notice - AR 88C (1.2.24) (PDF 98Kb)

 Calendar Notice - AR 88D (1.2.24) (PDF 96Kb)

 Calendar Notice - AR 186 (1.2.24) (PDF 100Kb)

 Calendar Notice - AR 248, AR 2, AR 17, AR 286, AR 253 (1.2.24) (PDF 121Kb)

 Calendar Notice - Equipment Register and AR 123 VIPA III Safety Vest (1.2.24) (PDF 129Kb)

 Calendar Notice - Equipment Register Step Stirrup Irons Stainless Steel (1.2.24) (PDF 80Kb)

 Calendar Notice - Prohibited List A Cannabinoids (1.2.24) (PDF 98Kb)

 Calendar Notice - Screening Limits Dexamethasone (1.2.24) (PDF 88Kb)

 Calendar Notice - Screening Limits Procaine (1.2.24) (PDF 88Kb)



Office of Racing Integrity

Prospect Government Offices,
171 Westbury Road, Prospect,
PO Box 1329,
Launceston, TAS, 7250.
Fax: 03 6777 5148