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. 140B.

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

Register of Nationally Approved Gear

  Amendment to New Helmet Standard   (203Kb)

  Reminder of banning of Tipperary Vests   (132Kb)

Local Rules of Racing

  Tasmanian Local Rules of Racing effective 7 February 2018   (1Mb)

Track Safety Limits

  Tasmanian Track Safety Limits   (106Kb)


  Barrier Certificate   (97Kb)

  Equissage Raceday Policy   (208Kb)

  Raceday Plating   (328Kb)

Australian Rules of Racing

The Australian Rules of Racing are available from Racing Australia:

Australian Thoroughbred Rules of Racing


Racing Australia Notices:

  Amendments to Australian Rules of Racing effective 1 January 2018 - 14B(b) (c) (d)   (181Kb)

  Addition of Unregistered Products AR 80E Amended   (294Kb)

  New Rule 28 - Secret Commissions   (265Kb)

     Rule Amendments - Trainer Owner Reforms   (360Kb)

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