Studs and Sire Registration (Harness Racing) - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to:

  • Use a place as a stud; or
  • Use a stallion as a sire.

A stud is an establishment where horses are kept for breeding. A sire is a male horse used for breeding.

Please be aware that that you must comply with the rules of harness racing and your registration may be subject to conditions.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration:

  • Your application is to be made within the time, in the manner and form, and be accompanied by such documentation, information and fees as determined by the Agency;
  • You and / or the studmaster must be older than 18 years;
  • Unless the material is already on file with the Agency, you must provide certified extracts of your birth; and
  • You must provide a certificate from a veterinary surgeon approved by the Agency that supports the registration of a place as a stud and / or supports the registration of a stallion as a sire.

Further eligibility criteria will apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Sire Registration: lodged prior to 1st October: $750; lodged after 1st October: $1044.

Stud Registration: Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

Administering agency

Harness Racing NSW

Act(s) name

Racing Act 1999 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Australian Harness Racing Rules (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Harness Racing NSW

Operating address:
22 Meredith St
New South Wales 2200
Mailing address:
PO Box 1034
New South Wales 1885


02 9722 6600


02 8580 5792


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