Registration and Licensing - Harness Racing

​There are many types of licences available within the Harness racing industry. Each type of licence applied for requires differing levels of experience and information for attainment. To ensure that applicants are fully aware of the requirements of any intended category of License, application forms are not available electronically but will be forwarded to interested persons upon enquiry. This way only appropriate and up to date information is provided to prospective licencees. If you have any queries about any Registration or Licensing matter please contact the Office of Racing Integrity.

Application for Licence Requirements 

Before applying for a Harness licence please review the following document: 

  Harness - Application for Licence Requirements 2020-21 Season   (427Kb)

  Harness - Medical Examination Report Form   (380Kb)​


How can I have my application processed as quickly as possible?

Completed applications are processed more quickly than those requiring additional information.  Before submitting an application, please make sure:

  • all sections of the form have been completed
  • all signatures are included
  • supporting documentation is attached (where requested)
  • payment of the application fee (if applicable) is provided with the application
  • when requested by ORI to have a photo taken at Service Tasmania, you attend to this straight away.

Requests for additional information may delay the assessment of the application.

How long will it take to process my application?

ORI receive licence applications every day and are processed in the order that they are received.

Processing timeframes vary depending on the type of application and whether additional information is required.  The Operations department at ORI will try to give you an idea of the processing timeframe for your application. 

Your responsibilities

ORI will endeavour to provide a level of service that is of a high standard.

You can help us deliver our service by ensuring that:

  • all interactions between staff and customers occur in a courteous manner
  • staff are treated politely and respectfully
  • all available relevant information is provided
  • the interaction occurs in a co-operative and positive manner

Fees and Charges

  Harness - Fees and Charges 2020-2021   (203Kb)​

Licence Forms

Application forms for all licences and licence upgrades can be made by emailing Office of Racing Integrity.

Change of Address 


Syndicate Forms 

  Application to Register a Syndicate   (251Kb)

  Deletion of a Syndicate Member   (134Kb)

  Addition of a Syndicate Member   (217Kb)

  Register a Business Name as a Syndicate   (141Kb)


Registration Forms

  Registration of Racing Colours   (207Kb)

  Application to Name a Horse   (558Kb)

  Transfer of Ownership   (690Kb)

  Lease Application   (786Kb)

  Lease Cancellation   (104Kb)

  Lease Extension   (6Kb)

  GST/EFT Forms - Driver, Trainer or Individual Owner   (538Kb)

  GST/EFT Forms - Entity (Group) Owners   (540Kb)

  Duplicate Horse Registration Certificate   (25Kb)

  Notification of Intention to use a Trust Name   (59Kb)

  Gelding Notification   (117Kb)      

Notification of Deregistration/Death

  HARNESS RACING - Microchipping commencing 1 September 2017   (252Kb)


Racing Related Forms 

  Trainer Representative Authority Declaration   (450Kb)

  Relinquish Training of a Horse   (515Kb)

  Gear Amendment Form   (185Kb)

  Claiming Race Nomination Authority Form   (514Kb)

  Claiming Form   (501Kb)

  Stable Return & Gear Form   (256Kb)

  Fax Acceptance Form   (380Kb)

  Administration Treatment Log Book   (218Kb)



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