Jockey and Rider Licence (Thoroughbred Racing) - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to ride a thoroughbred horse in a race in NSW.

There are three variations of licence available:

  • Jockey: ride horses in races;
  • Apprentice jockey: learn to become a jockey with a licensed trainer; or
  • Approved rider: ride horses in races at a registered picnic meeting (amateur races).

If you hold a licence to ride issued by an overseas racing authority you may be permitted to ride in NSW subject to conditions.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a licence you must:

  • Hold the appropriate qualifications in accordance with the Rules;
  • Not be a licensed trainer;
  • Not be licensed as a bookmaker or bookmakers clerk;
  • Hold current public liability insurance;
  • Provide any other relevant information;
  • Submit the application form and
  • Pay the required fees.

Eligibility for apprentice riders and jockeys may vary, please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

12 months

Expiry

30 June

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$230.00

Jockey.

Application$50.00

Apprentice Jockey.

Application$85.00

Approved Rider.

Other resources

Administering agency

Racing NSW

Act(s) name

Thoroughbred Racing Act 1996 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Rules of Racing of Racing NSW (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries
Racing NSW


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

Phone:

02 9551 7500

Fax:

02 9551 7501
racing@racingnsw.com.au

Supporting information

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