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 2022 (PDF 800Kb)

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)​


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 ​

 Notice - Rule Amendments - Codes of Practice and AR 88B AR 78 AR 297 (Effective 1 June 2023) (PDF 191Kb)



Office of Racing Integrity

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