Racing Commission

Introduction

The Northern Territory Racing Commission is established under the Racing and Betting Act 1983.

Under Section 3A the objects of the Act are:

  • to promote probity and integrity in racing and betting in the Territory
  • to maintain the probity and integrity of persons engaged in racing and betting in the Territory
  • to promote fairness, integrity and efficiency in the operations of persons engaged in racing and betting in the Territory
  • to reduce any adverse social impact of betting.

The Commission also conducts investigations into the operation of bookmakers and deals with disputes. If you are unhappy with a bookmaker go to the Northern Territory Government website to make a complaint.

Powers and functions

The Racing Commission's powers and functions are set out under sections 17 and 18 of the Racing and Betting Act.

The Commission conducts investigations into the operation of bookmakers and deals with disputes between punters and bookmakers.

Members

The chairperson and four to five general members are appointed by the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice for up to three years.

Members are selected for their Northern Territory racing industry knowledge and experience. The members are:

  • Alastair Shields (Chairperson)
  • Allan McGill
  • Amy Corcoran
  • Cindy Bravos
  • James Pratt

Meeting Dates

Below are the Northern Territory Racing Commission (the Commission) 2020 meeting dates:

  • Tuesday, 28 January 2020
  • Tuesday, 3 March 2020
  • Tuesday, 7 April 2020
  • Tuesday, 5 May 2020
  • Tuesday, 2 June 2020
  • Thursday, 2 July 2020
  • Thursday, 6 August 2020
  • Thursday, 1 October 2020
  • Tuesday, 3 November 2020
  • Thursday, 1 December 2020

Please note: The close off period for matters to be tabled is two weeks before the meeting date. Notification of decisions are subject to settlement of the meeting minutes. Notifications should be available one week after the scheduled date.

Contact

Northern Territory Racing Commission
Department of Business
Level 3, NAB Building
71 Smith Street
Darwin NT 0800

PO Box 1154
Darwin NT 0801

Phone: (08) 8999 1800
Email: racing.commission@nt.gov.au

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Last updated: 08 April 2020

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