Trainer Licence (Thoroughbred Racing) - Australian Capital Territory


If you intend to train horses for thoroughbred racing you will require a trainer licence. The type of licence you require will depend on your circumstances, the four categories of licence are:

  • Trainer: you will require this licence if you intend to train thoroughbred horses for racing
  • Owner Trainer Permit: allows you to train and race thoroughbred horses that you own
  • Trainer Partnership: allows up to three people to train as a training partnership. If you intend to form a partnership you share all responsibilities, duties, obligations and rights provided by the Rules of Racing in relation to the training of racehorses
  • Temporary Visiting Licence: If you are visiting from another state and intend to train a horse or horses for one month or such a period approved by the Agency.

Please be aware that:

  • you are required to register any stablehands that you employ
  • 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 as a trainer you must:

  • provide evidence that you hold satisfactory and current public liability insurance
  • have completed the required training course.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Racing Act 1999 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

ACT Local Rules of Racing Australian Capital Territory

Lodgement process


You will need to submit the application form with all the required documentation, as well as pay the required fee.

Administering agency

Racing NSW

Contact details

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