Race Club Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a horse or greyhound race club. A race club must be registered in accordance with either the rules of Racing Victoria, Harness Racing Victoria or Greyhound Racing Victoria.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 licence you must:

  • submit an application of the approved form
  • have a sound financial background
  • have a good reputation and be of good character
  • provide any documentation as required by the Agency.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing requirements

You will need to submit an annual club return, including audited accounts and updated details of office bearers. You will also need to seek approval from the Minister within 28 days of any alterations to your clubs constitution or rules..

The changes will not take effect until approved by the Minister. Special permission may be required to operate individual races.


The duration of this licence remains in force until cancelled or surrendered.



Please consult the responisble agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.



Race Club Licence Application - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.



You will need to lodge all your documentation directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Racing Victoria

Act(s) name

Racing Act 1958 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Officer
Racing Victoria

Operating address:
400 Epsom Road
Flemington, Victoria 3031


03 9258 4258


1300 139 401


03 9258 4326


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