Equestrian Australia notification

Closed 2 Oct 2015

Opened 25 Sep 2015


On 30 July 2015, Equestrian Australia (EA) lodged a notification with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). EA proposes to offer equestrian sports event services (Event Services) to owners and/or riders of equestrian sports horses who are members of EA (Entrants), on condition that, in certain circumstances, horses have been vaccinated against the Hendra virus. The ACCC is currently assessing that notification.

Further information about the notification and related documents can be found on the public register.

To help the ACCC in this consultation process, the ACCC held a public forum to give interested parties an opportunity to tell the ACCC directly about their concerns with the notification.

Statement of reasons

On 18 December 2015, the ACCC issued a Statement of Reasons outlining why it has allowed the notification to continue. The Statement of Reasons is available below.


  • Riders
  • Veterinarians
  • Equestrian clubs


  • Consumer issues
  • Competition issues