Media representatives seeking to officiate at Victorian thoroughbred race meetings require accreditation which entitles access to restricted areas within the racecourse.

Racing Victoria is responsible for accrediting Journalists and Photographers for all Victorian thoroughbred race meetings, excluding some selected Spring Racing Carnival meetings for which media accreditation is managed by the host Club.

The application process for representatives seeking media accreditation for the 2020-21 racing season, being the period from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021, differs between Journalists and Photographers.

Media seeking accreditation to officiate at a Victorian thoroughbred race meeting should follow the appropriate links below for instructions on how to apply.

Please note that, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and Racing Victoria’s necessary biosecurity protocols, the only media permitted to attend Victorian race meetings at this time are representatives of the official TV broadcasters ( and Channel 7) and the official industry photographers (Racing Photos).

This order is current as at 15 September 2020 and is being regularly reviewed by Racing Victoria in line with Government directives and the number of COVID-19 cases within Victoria.