Harness Horse Racing Licences - Tasmania


You will require this licence if you intend to engage in harness horse racing. There are three classes of licence:

  • Trainer;
  • Driver; and
  • Stable hand.

Due to biosecurity issues, this industry may experience restrictions on animal movements from time to time. 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 these licences you must:

  • Undergo a medical examination;
  • Supply two current photographs and a copy of your birth certificate, or an extract thereof;
  • Undergo a police record check;
  • If applying for a trainer or driver licence, undergo an interview with stewards;
  • Be willing to undergo a trial period and relevant training; and
  • Pay any required fees.

Please note, age restrictions apply. The minimum age for each class of licence is as follows:

  • Stable hand: 14 years of age;
  • Driver: 16 years of age; and
  • Trainer: 18 years of age.

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



Annual (the season runs from 1 September to 31 August).


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.


Task Resources
Apply Application Forms for Harness Horse Racing Licences - Please email the Contact Officer to obtain the relevant application forms.

Act(s) name

Racing Regulation Act 2004 TAS

Lodgement process


Conditions may vary according to the class of licence. Please consult the Contact Officer directly for information on the conditions that may be imposed on your licence.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Office of Racing Integrity

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Racing Services

Office of Racing Integrity

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: Henty House
Level 2
1 Civic Square
Launceston, Tasmania 7250
Mailing address: PO BOX 1329
Launceston, Tasmania 7250
Phone: 03 6777 1900
Fax: 03 6336 2484
Email: operations@racingintegrity.tas.gov.au
Website: Office of Racing Integrity (Opens in new window)