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Minister for Gaming and Racing

Minister for Gaming and Racing
David Harris
since 5 April 2023
Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade
StyleThe Honourable
NominatorPremier of New South Wales
AppointerGovernor of New South Wales
Inaugural holderMichael Cleary (as Minister for Racing)
Formation4 July 1986

The New South Wales Minister for Hospitality and Racing is a minister in the Government of New South Wales with responsibilities for the oversight of hospitality and for racing in the state of New South Wales, Australia.[1]

Role and responsibilities

Racing became a portfolio for the first time in the Unsworth ministry.[2] The minister was responsible for regulating bookmakers and the control of greyhound, trotting and horse racing, racecourse development and the management of the NSW Totalisator Agency Board.[3] With the establishment of the Sydney Harbour Casino in 1995, the portfolio included the Casino Control Board.[4] The portfolio was abolished in the Second Berejiklian ministry and responsibility shared by the Minister for Customer Service and the Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, before being re-established in the second Perrottet ministry. In addition to racing and gambling, the minister is also responsible for registered clubs.[5]

List of ministers

The following individuals have served as Minister for Hospitality and Racing, or any precedent title:

Ministerial title Minister [2] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister for Racing Michael Cleary   Labor Unsworth 4 July 1986 21 March 1988 1 year, 261 days
Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing Bob Rowland Smith   National Greiner (1) 25 March 1988 18 September 1989 3 years, 60 days
Minister for Racing [a] 18 September 1989 24 May 1991
Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing George Souris Greiner (2)
Fahey (1)
6 June 1991 24 June 1992 1 year, 18 days
Joe Schipp   Liberal Fahey (2) 3 July 1992 26 May 1993 327 days
Chris Downy Fahey (3) 26 May 1993 4 April 1995 1 year, 313 days
Minister for Gaming and Racing Richard Face   Labor Carr (1) (2) (3) 4 April 1995 13 February 2003 7 years, 315 days
Michael Egan Carr (3) 13 February 2003 2 April 2003 48 days
Grant McBride Carr (4)
Iemma (1)
2 April 2003 2 April 2007 4 years, 0 days
Graham West Iemma (2) 2 April 2007 8 September 2008 1 year, 159 days
Kevin Greene Rees
8 September 2008 28 March 2011 2 years, 201 days
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing George Souris   National O'Farrell 4 April 2011 23 April 2014 3 years, 19 days
Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing Troy Grant Baird (1) 23 April 2014 2 April 2015 2 years, 282 days
Minister for Racing Baird (2) 2 April 2015 30 January 2017
Paul Toole Berejiklian (1) 30 January 2017 23 March 2019 2 years, 52 days
Minister for Hospitality and Racing Kevin Anderson   National Perrottet (2) 21 December 2021 5 April 2023 1 year, 105 days [1]
Minister for Gaming and Racing David Harris   Labor Minns 5 April 2023 incumbent 1 year, 98 days

See also


  1. ^ The portfolio of Racing was separated from Sport and Recreation however Bob Rowland Smith retained responsibility for both portfolios.


  1. ^ a b "Parliament, Ministerial, Courts and Police (662)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 21 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Part 6 Ministries since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ "PFO-109 Racing [I]". NSW State Records & Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2022.  This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.
  4. ^ "PFO-110 Gaming and Racing". NSW State Records & Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2022.  This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.
  5. ^ "PFO-435 Hospitality and Racing". NSW State Records & Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2022.  This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.
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