There are many types of licences available within the Thoroughbred racing industry. Each type of licence requires differing levels of experience and knowledge. To ensure that new applicants are fully aware of the requirements of any category of licence, application forms are not available electronically but will be forwarded to interested persons upon enquiry. This is to ensure the appropriate and up to date information is provided to prospective applicants. If you have any queries about any registration or licensing matter please contact the Office of Racing Integrity.
Application for Licence Requirements
Before applying for a Thoroughbred licence please review the following document.
Thoroughbred - Application for Licence Requirements 2022-23 (PDF 544Kb)
How can I have my application processed as quickly as possible?
Completed applications are processed more quickly than those requiring additional information. Before submitting an application, please make sure:
- all sections of the form have been completed
- all signatures are included
- supporting documentation is attached (where requested)
- payment of the application fee (if applicable) is provided with the application
- when requested by ORI to have a photo taken at Service Tasmania, you attend to this straight away.
Requests for additional information may delay the assessment of the application.
How long will it take to process my application?
ORI receive licence applications every day and are processed in the order that they are received.
Processing timeframes vary depending on the type of application and whether additional information is required. The Operations department at ORI will try to give you an idea of the processing timeframe for your application.
ORI will endeavour to provide a level of service that is of a high standard.
You can help us deliver our service by ensuring that:
- all interactions between staff and customers occur in a courteous manner
- staff are treated politely and respectfully
- all available relevant information is provided
- the interaction occurs in a co-operative and positive manner
Fees and Charges
Thoroughbred - Fees 2022-2023 (PDF 240Kb)
Application forms for all Licences and upgrades are available by emailing Office of Racing Integrity:
Thoroughbred - Transfer of Stable Employee Employment
Thoroughbred - Notification of Termination of Stable Employee Employment
GST/EFT Forms - Trainers, Jockeys, Apprentices
Medical Examination Report Form
Racing Related Forms
Trainer Representative Authority Declaration
Trainer Notification of Stablehand Attendance
Change of Address
Notification of change of address can be made by emailing the Office of Racing Integrity
Notification of Horse Form
Application to Register an Ordinary Syndicate - Other than a Company Firm or Stud
Thoroughbred - Micro-ownership Syndicate Requirements
Thoroughbred - Micro-ownership Terms and Conditions
Application to Register a Syndicate - Company Firm or Stud
Alteration to Syndicate Membership
Racing Australia has developed a number of new registration forms following the introduction of new traceability rules from 1 May 2021. Forms relevant to named racehorses, unnamed horses, and breeding horses can be found here.
Regularly used forms can be found below:
Registration of Racing Colours
NB: Once a lease agreement has been lodged and processed, the only way to change the make up of the Lessees is as follows:
- The lease must be cancelled. This requires the signature of all parties to the lease (Lessor/s and Lessee/s)
- A new lease agreement must be completed and submitted indicating the new leasing group etc.
Lease Extensions - Can only be processed within the original lease agreement term.
Owners (Lessors) should be aware that while a lease agreement on their horse remains current, a transfer of ownership cannot be processed until that lease agreement has been cancelled.
Visiting Jockey, Trainer and Stablehand Forms and Information
Thoroughbred - Visiting Trainer s Information (PDF 47Kb)
Visiting Trainer Application
Visiting Interstate Jockey Information
Thoroughbred - Visiting Jockey Licence
Thoroughbred - Visiting Apprentice Information
Visiting On Loan Apprentice Information
Visiting Apprentice Application
Visiting Interstate Stable Employees and Trackwork Riders Information
Visiting Interstate Stable Employee Application