Making an appeal

Appeal against suspension, disqualification, warning off or fine of more than $250

A person can appeal to the Tribunal against a decision made under the rules to impose a penalty if the penalty is a suspension, disqualification, warning off or a fine of more than $250.

Appeal against decision to refuse to grant an approval for off-course premises

A registered bookmaker can appeal to the tribunal against a decision of a controlling body to:

  • refuse to grant an approval;
  • cancel, suspend, or vary and approval; or
  • not vary an approval following a request made by the bookmaker for a variation of the approval.

Appeal relating to a Trainer User Agreement

A trainer can appeal to the Tribunal about a decision of a Racing Club arising from a Trainer User Agreement.

How to lodge an appeal

An appeal must be in the prescribed form

and must be lodged with the Tribunal Registrar by 5 pm on the third day after the day the appellant receives the notice of the decision they would like to appeal. If the third day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday, the time limit is extended to the next business day.

Application to Racing Integrity Commissioner in relation to fines of not more than $250

Where a decision has been made under the rules to impose a fine of not more than $250, the appellant can apply in writing to the Racing Integrity Commissioner and request that the Commissioner direct the tribunal to hear an appeal against the decision to impose the fine.

An application to the Commissioner must be made by 5 pm on the third day after the day the appellant receives the notice of the decision they would like to appeal. If the third day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday, the time limit is extended to the next business day.' to the end of the sentence

The Commissioner can direct the Tribunal to hear and determine the appeal if it is in the public interest to do so and the application time requirements are met.

Contact details

Registrar - Mark Howard
T: 03 9668 2410
M: 0436 524 583
VRT@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Assistant Registrar – Kathleen Scully
M: 0427 371 858
VRT@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 28 April 2021