Licence for Owner / Trainer / Attendant (Greyhound Racing) - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to become an attendant, owner or trainer of greyhounds in NSW. The following variations of licence are available:

  • Train a Greyhound: you will require this licence if you intend to train greyhounds for racing.
  • Train and own a Greyhound: this licence type allows you to train and race greyhounds which you either own outright or part own. If you are a member of a syndicate or partnership you can train and race greyhounds owned by that particular group. If you are a current attendant and 18 years or older you may apply for an owner / trainer licence at any time.
  • Greyhound Attendant: this licence type allows you to handle, box, catch and generally assist a trainer at a track on race days. The minimum age for an attendant licence is 15 years of age. However, at 15 years of age you can only work for a licensed family member and you must forward a written reference from your parent/s or guardian supporting your application.

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

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

Eligibility criteria will vary depending on the licence type you are applying for. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Expires on 30 June.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $40.00


Apply Application All $75.00

Owner / Trainer

Apply Application All $135.00

Public Trainer

Act(s) name

Greyhound Racing Act 2017 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Greyhound Racing Rules NSW

Application process


You must provide: a Police Probity Check (if 21 years or older), certified colour passport size photo, certified copy of drivers licence, passport or birth certificate and the appropriate fee.

Approval time

14 days.

Administering agency

Greyhound Racing NSW

Contact details

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


Greyhound Racing NSW

Operating address: Building B
1 Homebush Bay Drive
Mailing address: PO BOX 170
Concord West, New South Wales 2138
Phone: 02 8767 0500
Fax: 02 9764 6244
Website: Greyhound Racing NSW (Opens in new window)