Greyhound racing

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're not required to have any formal training as a greyhound owner. But, you must be familiar with the following:

A greyhound owner registration is valid for up to 2 years with an expiry date of 28 February.

To hold a registration, you may be subject to a fit and proper test. For more information, read the fit and proper test policy.

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Greyhound owner responsibilities

As a greyhound owner, you must:

  • 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 owner, trainer or attendant.
  • inform authorities of the names of greyhounds housed in and removed from your kennels.
  • Before you apply

    When you apply, you must provide 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

    You can apply to own a greyhound as:

    • an individual owner
    • a syndicate - 2 or more members.

    To apply, follow these steps:

    Step 1. Fill in the relevant application:

    Step 2. Check the application fee.

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

    Renew an owner licence

    To renew your licence, follow these steps:

    Step 1. Fill in the relevant application:

    Step 2. Check the renewal fee.

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

    Owner registration outside the NT

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

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

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    Last updated: 31 August 2022

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