Horse Registration - Northern Territory


You will need this registration if you own a horse and intend to enter it into a race or trial in the Northern Territory. Registration refers to the official naming of a horse for racing or breeding. Horses that are unnamed must be registered before they can be entered into official trials or races.

Please be aware that:

  • Any horse registered in a country other than Australia may be endorsed to race in Australia for twelve months.
  • You must comply with the specified rules and your registration may be subject to conditions.


Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Your application to register a horse must contain or be accompanied by the following particulars:

In respect of the horse's ownership:

  • name and signature of each owner, date of birth and usual address
  • if the horse is owned by a Company, the name of the Company and its registered address
  • in the case of a horse owned by a syndicate, the name of the syndicate and the names of the trustees or registered manager thereof and the usual address of each of them.

In respect of a horse, its:

  • age
  • sex
  • colour
  • pedigree
  • brands and markings
  • microchip number if applicable
  • veterinary Identification Certificate or Foal Identification Card.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $110.00

Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Horse Name Availability Search (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Racing Commission

Contact details

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