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Stablehand Licence (Harness Racing) - Australian Capital Territory


All stablehands that assist trainers of harness racing horses must be registered. A registered stablehand is permitted to do the following activities:

  • carry out track work on registered tracks
  • drive at any meeting to prepare a horse to race at that meeting (other than during the horse's immediate pre-race preliminary)
  • assist with the training, management, care and control of horses
  • assist with the before and after race procedures affecting the horse.

Please be aware that you must comply with the specified rules and your licence may be subject to conditions.

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:

  • be at least 14 years of age
  • provide a passport sized photo and medical report
  • submit the application form
  • pay the relevant application fees.


12 months


Expires on 31 August each year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Stablehand licence (non - driving):

  • where applicant is 18 years and over: $60.00
  • where applicant is 17 years and under: $30.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Stablehand licence (driving):

  • where applicant is 18 years and over: $60.00
  • where applicant is 17 years and younger: $30.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Renewal All $60.00

Stablehand licence (driving): Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $60.00

Stablehand licence (non - driving). Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Act(s) name

Racing Act 1999 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Australian Harness Racing Rules Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Harness Racing NSW

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.