Harness Racing Industry Occupational Licences - Victoria


You will need a licence to participate in harness racing in Victoria. For example, you will need a licence to be a trainer or driver of a horse in a harness race, or stable hand.

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 harness racing industry licences, you must:

  • complete the required forms
  • possess a current National Police Check if you intend to be a driver or trainer
  • have completed the appropriate Certificate or Training if you intend to be a driver or trainer
  • meet the minimum age requirements (14 years of age for a stable hand, 15 years of age for a driver, and 18 years of age for a trainer)
  • satisfactorily complete the online Occupational Health and Safety Program
  • pay the prescribed fees.


One year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees vary. Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Act(s) name

Racing Act 1958 Victoria

Application process


Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Approval time

Please allow approximately four weeks for your application to be processed.

Administering agency

Harness Racing Victoria

Contact details

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