Apply for greyhound owner registration

You must be registered to own or train greyhounds for racing in the Northern Territory (NT). If you want to own a greyhound you can do this individually or as a syndicate.

You are not required to have any formal training as a greyhound owner but you must be familiar with all of the following:

A greyhound owner registration is valid for up to two years with an expiry date of 28 February.

Greyhound owner responsibilities

As a greyhound owner you must do all of the following:

  • abide by the directions of greyhound club officials and stewards at race meetings
  • correctly handle greyhounds in public areas
  • ensure anyone training or handling your greyhounds is registered as an:
  • inform authorities of the names of greyhounds housed in and removed from your kennels.

Apply for an owner licence

Before you apply

You must provide all of the following information:

  • greyhound names, kennel address and trainer name
  • names of people with an interest in your greyhounds
  • previous racing disqualifications or other disciplinary actions
  • previous fines or criminal history.

If the greyhound lives at your property, you must open your kennels for inspection.

How to apply

There are two ways you can apply to own a greyhound:

  • as an individual owner
  • as a syndicate - two or more members.

You must follow all of these steps to apply for greyhound ownership:

Step 1. Fill out the greyhound owner form if you want individual ownership. Syndicates must fill out the become a greyhound syndicate form.

Step 2. Check the application fee.

Step 3. Submit your application and fee at a Territory Business Centre.

Renew an owner licence

You must follow all of these steps to renew your licence:

Step 1. Fill out a renew a greyhound owner registration form. Syndicates must fill out a renew a greyhound syndicate form.

Step 2. Check the renewal fee.

Step 3. Submit your renewal application and fee at a Territory Business Centre.

Owner registration outside NT

Your NT greyhound owner licence may be recognised in other Australian states and territories.

If you have an interstate licence you should contact Licensing NT to find out it if your licence is recognised in NT.

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Last updated: 13 October 2017