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; and
  • 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; and
  • 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 Amount Description
Apply Application All $80.00 -
Apply Application All $30.00 Volunteer stablehand under eighteen years of age.
Renew Renewal All $60.00 Full application fee will be payable where licence not held in previous year.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Australian Harness Racing Rules (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Harness Racing Act 2009 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Australian Harness Racing Rules NSW

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.

Enquries Officer, Reception

Harness Racing New South Wales

Operating address: 22 Meredith St
New South Wales 2200
Mailing address: PO BOX 1034
Bankstown, New South Wales 1885
Phone: 02 9722 6600
Fax: 02 9551 7501