Trainer Licence (Thoroughbred Racing) - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

If you intend to train horses for thoroughbred racing you will require a trainer licence. The type of licence you require will depend on your circumstances, the four categories of licence are:

  • Trainer: you will require this licence if you intend to train thoroughbred horses for racing;
  • Owner Trainer Permit: allows you to train and race thoroughbred horses that you own;
  • Trainer Partnership: allows up to three people to train as a training partnership. If you intend to form a partnership you share all responsibilities, duties, obligations and rights provided by the Rules of Racing in relation to the training of racehorses; and
  • Temporary Visiting Licence: If you are visiting from another state and intend to train a horse or horses for one month or such a period approved by the Agency.

Please be aware that:

  • You are required to register any stablehands that you employ; and
  • You must comply with the specified rules and your licence may be subject to conditions.

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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 as a trainer you must:

  • Have satisfactory and current public liability insurance and provide evidence of this;
  • Have completed the required training course;
  • Submit all the required documentation;
  • Submit the relevant application form; and
  • Pay the required fee.

Further eligibility criteria may vary depending on the type of trainer licence. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Trainer / owner trainer.


Trainer's partnership licence.

Administering agency

Racing NSW

Act(s) name

Racing Act 1999 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

ACT Local Rules of Racing (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Racing NSW

Mailing address:
Level 7, 51 Druitt St
New South Wales 2000


02 9551 7500


02 9551 7501


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