Apply for or renew greyhound trainer registration

You must be registered to train greyhounds and charge a fee for your service in the Northern Territory (NT).

If you're a registered greyhound owner who also trains greyhounds you must register as a greyhound owner and a trainer.

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

Greyhound trainer rules 

As a trainer 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 people assisting in greyhound training or handling is registered as an owner, trainer or attendant
  • inform authorities of the names of greyhounds housed in and removed from your kennels.

Apply for a trainer registration

Before you apply

You must provide all of the following information: 

  • previous racing disqualifications or other disciplinary actions 
  • previous fines or criminal history. 

You must open your kennels to be inspected. 

Written test

If you are upgrading your licence from a greyhound owner/trainer to a public trainer, you must also sit and pass a written test before you submit your application.

The test is an open book test which is usually done at home.

To arrange to sit the test, contact the Chief Steward at Licensing NT.

How to apply

You must follow all of these steps to apply for a trainer registration: 

Step 1. Fill in a greyhound trainer form.

Step 2. Pass the written test - see above.

Step 3. Meet any other requirements set by stewards.

Step 4. Check the application fee

Step 5. Submit your application and fee at your local Territory Business Centre.

Trainer registration renewal

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

How to renew

You must follow all of the steps to renew your trainer registration: 

Step 1. Fill in a greyhound trainer registration form. 

Step 2. Check the renewal fee

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

Greyhound trainer registration outside of NT

Your NT greyhound trainer licences 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