Travel Assistance

The Championships Event Team will offer assistance to trainers and owners requiring stabling, transportation and quarantine for horses entered for any of the Championship races. 

Travel Allowances

International travel allowances for horses travelling to race in The Championships from outside of Australia and New Zealand will be assessed on a case by case basis.

If an allowance is provided, it will be provided on an ‘all in’ basis, and will be paid directly to the nominated participants.

The connections of the horse will be responsible for payment of all costs incurred direct, including shipping, stabling, personal flights, accommodation, transportation and general expenditure and subsistence.

The Championships will meet and provide all costs incurred to run the designated Quarantine and Isolation Centre.

In general, travel allowances will only be granted for horses with a rating of 110+ that are bound for Australia to specifically compete in The Championships. Allowances are not available for horses that are being transferred from an overseas destination to race under an Australian based trainer.

The amount offered and conditions surrounding any allowance will be assessed based on The Championships race(s) being targeted, the rating of the horse, and the likely cost of travel, and the profile of the horse.

The Championships reserves the right to assess each application individually, based on its merit. It is at the sole discretion of The Championships to assess whether to offer a travel allowance, and to what level.


The Championships will assist all connections who have a horse confirmed to compete in The Championships with bookings for local accommodation and transportation.


The Championships will provide premium race day hospitality at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens, to bona fide connections with a horse competing at The Championships and in any lead up races.  This will include local transport to and from the racecourse.


All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia.  Participants will need to lodge visa applications at least 6-8 weeks before their intended date of travel to Australia (or two weeks for online visa applications).  A letter of invitation to The Championships 2016 can be supplied to participants to assist with the visa process.  

Note: New Zealand passport holders do not usually need to lodge a visa application prior to their departure.

For further information visit the Australian Department of Immigration’s website here.