Race Official Registration - New South Wales


You will need this registration if you intend to perform the following activities at a licensed greyhound racetrack.

  • Starter: responsible for starting a race or trial
  • Lure Driver: responsible for driving and controlling a lure at a race meeting or trial
  • Judge: judges the outcome of and records the finishing positions of greyhounds in a race or trial
  • Kennel Track Attendant: involved in race day operation in an official capacity.

A race official must hold the relevant type of registration for the activity they wish to perform. A race official can be registered for all 4 positions at the same time.

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 registration, you must:

  • have an acceptable eye test certificate signed by a registered optometrist (lure driver only)
  • be 18 or older.

If your officiating may have an effect on the result of an event, you must not:

  • own train or lease a greyhound in the event
  • adjudicate on a matter in which you are involved in personally
  • directly or indirectly bet on that event.


1 or 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Application fee:

  • 1 year - $84.00
  • 3 year - $109.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All

You do not need to pay any renewal fees.

Act(s) name

Greyhound Racing Act 2017 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Greyhound Racing Regulation 2019 New South Wales

Greyhound Racing Rules New South Wales - PDF (Opens in new window)

Approval time

Within 20 business days.

Administering agency

Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade

Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission

Contact details

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