Registration information / Public trainer registration

What is a public trainer?

A public trainer educates, exercises, and prepares a greyhound for racing or trialing. A public trainer may train a greyhound or greyhounds owned by others.

This registration allows you to:This does not allow you to:
  • Keep, train, trial and race greyhounds which they own or part own, including greyhounds owned by a syndicate or partnership of which they are a member (no limit on numbers)
  • Keep, train, trial and race greyhounds owned by members of the public
  • Act as a catcher at race meetings.
  • Breed greyhounds.


  • Must be aged 18 years or over
  • National Police History Check (completed by the Commission on applicants behalf. Cost of check included in the registration fee)
  • Must be an owner trainer for at least 12 months before applying for registration as a public trainer
  • Copy of current drivers licence or passport
  • Copy of two other forms of identification
  • Colour passport style photograph.

Registration Fee:

New application:Renewal:
  • $139 (1 year)
  • $227 (3 years)
  • $80 (1 year)
  • $168 (3 years)

How long will the application take to process?

Upon receiving your completed registration application, it may take up to 8 weeks to process if a kennel inspection is required. Please note that applications submitted by post may be significantly delayed.

How can I apply?

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Download a printable copy of the application here.