Stablehand Licence (Harness Racing) - New South Wales


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 pre-race and post-race procedures affecting the horse.

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

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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


12 months


Expires on 31 August each year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees are listed on the fee HRNSW Licence and Registration Fee Schedule.

Act(s) name

Harness Racing Act 2009 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Australian Harness Racing Rules New South Wales

Approval time

7 days

Administering agency

Harness Racing New South Wales

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries Officer

Harness Racing New South Wales

Mailing address: PO BOX 1034
Bankstown, New South Wales 1885
Mailing address: 22 Meredith Street
New South Wales 2200
Phone: 02 9722 6600
Fax: 02 9551 7501
Website: Harness Racing New South Wales (Opens in new window)