Journalists seeking accreditation to officiate at Victorian thoroughbred race meetings during the 2020-21 racing season, being the period from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021, are required to complete and submit the following online Journalist Media Pass - Application Form.

Before completing this form, applicants are required to read the Terms and Conditions of accreditation, and the Privacy Collection Statement – Journalist Media Pass Application:


Terms and Conditions - Journalist Media Pass

Privacy Collection Statement – Journalist Media Pass Application

Journalists also wishing to take photographs for the purpose of their News Reporting are advised that a separate online application for a Photography Pass must be submitted by their employer. The application for the Photography Pass will be considered exclusive to this application for a Journalist Media Pass.

Please note that, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and Racing Victoria’s necessary biosecurity protocols, the only media permitted to attend race meetings at this time are representatives of the official TV broadcasters (Racing.com and Channel 7) and the official industry photographers (Racing Photos). This order is current as at 15 September 2020 and is being regularly reviewed in line with Government directives and the number of COVID-19 cases within Victoria.

Applicants will be notified if their application has been accepted and, if so, will be issued with a Journalist Media Pass at the point at which restrictions on media attendance owing to the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted and they have been granted approval in writing by Racing Victoria to attend a Racecourse.

2020/21 Non VRMA Journalist Application

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