Support for Horses During the Bushfires

The Victorian Thoroughbred Racing Industry is committed to the welfare of all horses, not just thoroughbreds, affected during the Australian bushfire crisis. For anyone needing assistance related to horse welfare, please call 03 9258 4229 or email  Click here for more information.

Click here for premises that are able to provide capacity to support fire affected owners and trainers looking to house their horses in safe areas. If you are available to take horses in or can offer space on your property, please email

We would like to direct your attention to information posted by Racing Victoria on their web site regarding the following...

Support for Horses During the Bushfires

This page includes information pertinent to the ongoing bushfire crisis including contact details for anyone needing assistance related to horse welfare, details of available agistment for those with horses/properties affected by the bushfires and veterinary fact sheet for

Management of horses affected by bushfires

A link is provided to further veterinary resources on the Australian Veterinary Association web site and to pertinent information on the CFA web site.

Similarly useful information can also be found on the Agriculture Victoria web site.

For current incident and warning updates visit the VIC Emergency web site.

Many regions, and therefore race meetings, have been impacted by the state of emergency. Information regarding abandoned & transferred race meetings can be found on Racing Australia’s web site and via Twitter @RacingAust

For those unaffected by the bushfires please feel free to share this information with fellow horse owners or use the information to review your own bushfire plans.

The ATA through its Racing Supplies Warehouse is also working collaboratively with the Victoria Racing Club and Racing Victoria as follows...

ATA's Racing Supplies participating in VRC Bushfire Relief

The ATA's Racing Supplies Race Day Van will be on-course at Flemington on the following Days to participate in the Victoria Racing Club Equine Bushfire Relief.  All patrons are welcome to visit the Race Day Van and make a purchase for goods that will then be provided to Racing Victoria for distribution to recipients in areas requiring assistance.

VRC Equine Bushfire Relief Days

  • Saturday 11th January 2020
  • Saturday 18th January 2020
  • Sunday 9th February 2020

If you are unable to attend the above days and would like to contribute to this Bushfire Appeal the ATA's Racing Supplies Warehouse can be contacted on (03) 9681 7415 or the Race Day Van 0418 368 933.

Information from this bulletin also sourced from Racing Victoria and Victoria Racing Club websites on 8 January 2020.