Licence for Owner / Trainer / Attendant (Greyhound Racing) - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to become an attendant, owner or trainer of greyhounds in NSW. The following variations of licence are available:

  • Train a Greyhound: you will require this licence if you intend to train greyhounds for racing.
  • Train and own a Greyhound: this licence type allows you to train and race greyhounds which you either own outright or part own. If you are a member of a syndicate or partnership you can train and race greyhounds owned by that particular group. If you are a current attendant and 18 years or older you may apply for an owner / trainer licence at any time.
  • Greyhound Attendant: this licence type allows you to handle, box, catch and generally assist a trainer at a track on race days. The minimum age for an attendant licence is 15 years of age. However, at 15 years of age you can only work for a licensed family member and you must forward a written reference from your parent/s or guardian supporting your application.

Please be aware that that 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

Eligibility criteria will vary depending on the licence type you are applying for. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Expires on 30 June.





Owner / Trainer


Public Trainer



You must provide: a Police Probity Check (if 21 years or older), certified colour passport size photo, certified copy of drivers licence, passport or birth certificate and the appropriate fee.

Approval time

14 days.

Administering agency

Greyhound Racing NSW

Act(s) name

Greyhound Racing Act 2017 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Greyhound Racing Rules (New South Wales)

Contact details

Greyhound Racing NSW

Operating address:
Building B
1 Homebush Bay Drive
Mailing address:
PO BOX 170
Concord West, New South Wales 2138


02 8767 0500


02 9764 6244


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