Racing Victoria (RV) is committed to ensuring everyone within the Victorian Thoroughbred Racing Industry is protected from abuse, bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination and child abuse.

RV’s Participant Protection Policy aims to promote and achieve safeguarding standards, ensure all participants have a clear understanding of what constitutes appropriate behaviour and to outline RV’s commitment to take appropriate action against those who harm or pose a risk of harm, to participants within the Industry.

Please contact RV's Participant Protection Manager at or mobile 0428 413 935, if you would like to discuss a disclosure or any concerns you have. You can also report a concern via RV's online reporting form, by clicking here.

Any personal information collected by Racing Victoria shall be dealt with in accordance with Racing Victoria’s Privacy Policy.

Racing Victoria is committed to promoting and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people who participate in education and training programs and other activities, and who may access services, facilities, and events for which we are responsible.

Our safeguarding policies and procedures prioritise, promote, and protect the rights of children and young people in our care. They focus on the prevention of abuse via a child safe culture.

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What is the Participant Protection Policy about?

The Racing Victoria Participant Protection Policy sets out the key principles as well as outlining signs and types of safeguarding concerns and when a safeguarding concern should be reported.

The Policy applies to everyone engaged in the Industry and bound by the 'Rules of Racing'. This includes licensed trainers, stable staff, riders, owners, riders agents, RV employees, officials, contractors, volunteers and an employee, officer, official and volunteer of a club.

Every participant in the horse racing industry has the responsibility for protecting participants.