Greyhound racing

Apply for or renew greyhound attendant registration

You must be registered to handle greyhounds during race meetings at greyhound tracks in the Northern Territory (NT).

You're not required to have any formal training to become a greyhound attendant. But, you must demonstrate knowledge the following handling procedures:

  • kennel greyhounds at race meetings or trials
  • parade greyhounds to starting boxes
  • place greyhounds in starting boxes
  • catch greyhounds at the end of a race.

A greyhound attendant registration is valid for 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.

Fit and proper test policy PDF (831.6 KB)
Fit and proper test policy DOCX (627.0 KB)

Attendant age restrictions

You must be at least:

  • 16 years to handle dogs not owned by a parent or legal guardian
  • 14 years of age to handle dogs owned by a parent or legal guardian.

Before you apply

When you apply, you must provide previous:

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

You must also be able to demonstrate your ability to handle a greyhound.

How to apply

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the registration of a greyhound attendant application.

Registration of a greyhound attendant application PDF (156.3 KB)
Registration of a greyhound attendant application DOCX (174.5 KB)

Step 2. Check the fee.

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

Renew an attendant licence

To renew your licence, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the renewal of registration of a greyhound attendant application.

Renewal of registration of a greyhound attendant application PDF (159.0 KB)
Renewal of registration of a greyhound attendant application DOCX (176.3 KB)

Step 2. Check the fee.

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

Attendant registration outside the NT

Your NT greyhound attendant 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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