Jockey and Rider Licence (Thoroughbred Racing) - New South Wales

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to ride a thoroughbred horse in a race in NSW. There are three variations of licence available:

  • Jockey: ride horses in races.
  • Apprentice jockey: learn to become a jockey with a licensed trainer.
  • Approved rider: ride horses in races at a registered picnic meeting (amateur races).

If you hold a licence to ride issued by an overseas racing authority you may be permitted to ride in NSW subject to conditions.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a licence you must:

  • hold the appropriate qualifications in accordance with the Rules
  • not be a licensed trainer
  • not be licensed as a bookmaker or bookmakers clerk
  • hold current public liability insurance
  • provide any other relevant information
  • submit the application form
  • pay the required fees.

Eligibility for apprentice riders and jockeys may vary, please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

12 months.

Expiry

30 June.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $240.00

Jockey.

Apply Application All - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information on fees for the other variations of the jockey licence.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Racing NSW Medical History and Examination Record - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Licence Application - Jockey - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Licence Application - Apprentice Jockey - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Apply All Licence Application - Approved Rider - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Rules of Racing NSW - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Thoroughbred Racing Act 1996 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Rules of Racing NSW

Administering agency

Racing NSW

Contact details

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

Enquiries

Racing NSW

Mailing address: Level 7, 51 Druitt St
Sydney
New South Wales 2000
Phone: 02 9551 7500
Fax: 02 9551 7501
Email: racing@racingnsw.com.au