Greyhound racing

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 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)

Greyhound trainer rules

As a trainer, you must:

  • 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.

Before you apply

When you apply, you must provide previous:

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

You must also open your kennels to be inspected.

Written test

If you're 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

To apply, follow these steps:

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

Registration of a greyhound trainer application PDF (161.9 KB)
Registration of a greyhound trainer application DOCX (174.0 KB)

Step 2. Pass the written test (if applicable).

Step 3. Meet any other requirements set by stewards.

Step 4. Check the fee.

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

Renew a trainer licence

To renew your trainer licence, follow these steps:

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

Renewal of registration of a greyhound trainer application PDF (156.2 KB)
Renewal of registration of a greyhound trainer application DOCX (175.5 KB)

Step 2. Check the fee.

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

Trainer registration outside the NT

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

If you have an interstate licence, contact Licensing NT to find out it's recognised in the NT.

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Last updated: 31 August 2022

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