Harness Horse Racing Licences - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to engage in harness horse racing. There are three classes of licence:

  • Trainer;
  • Driver; and
  • Stable hand.

Due to biosecurity issues, this industry may experience restrictions on animal movements from time to time. 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 for these licences you must:

  • Undergo a medical examination;
  • Supply two current photographs and a copy of your birth certificate, or an extract thereof;
  • Undergo a police record check;
  • If applying for a trainer or driver licence, undergo an interview with stewards;
  • Be willing to undergo a trial period and relevant training; and
  • Pay any required fees.

Please note, age restrictions apply. The minimum age for each class of licence is as follows:

  • Stable hand: 14 years of age;
  • Driver: 16 years of age; and
  • Trainer: 18 years of age.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Annual (the season runs from 1 September to 31 August).



Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.



Application Forms for Harness Horse Racing Licences - Please email the Contact Officer to obtain the relevant application forms.



Conditions may vary according to the class of licence. Please consult the Contact Officer directly for information on the conditions that may be imposed on your licence.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Office of Racing Integrity

Act(s) name

Racing Regulation Act 2004 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Racing Services
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Office of Racing Integrity

Operating address:
Henty House
Level 2
1 Civic Square
Launceston, Tasmania 7250
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1329
Launceston, Tasmania 7250


03 6777 1900


03 6336 2484


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