All Harness Racing Victoria 17/18 licences expired on 31 August 2018. If you have not yet renewed your licence for the 18/19 season you are currently not licensed. All Licence holders are encouraged to renew their licence via Harness Web by visiting https://harnessweb.harness.org.au/harnessweb/secure/login.do. If you have lost your renewal notice and please download a licence application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 184, Moonee Ponds Vic 3039. Click here for application form
Renewal reminder: The animal welfare online training program is mandatory for all licensed participants and must be completed prior to renewing you license. Click here for more information
Please note: All applicants for any licence are subject to the Australian Harness Racing Rules and Harness Racing Victoria's Licensing Policy including Suitability Criteria. New and existing applicants must be familiar with the rules and policies.
If you require any assistance or have any queries in relation to the renewal or new application process please contact Harness Racing Victoria on 03 8378 0200 or by email: email@example.com or refer to frequently asked questions below.
Frequently asked questions
As Harness Racing Victoria moves online, the quickest and easiest way to renew your licence in online via Harness Web alternatively you can download a licence application form by clicking here https://www.thetrots.com.au/for-participants/rules/forms/licencing/application-for-licence/ and filling out your details in the space provided. This form can then be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to PO Box 184, Moonee Ponds Victoria 3039
Applicants who have not been licensed for more than six (6) months must submit a current ‘National Police Certificate with their application for licence. For each licence type there is additional documentation required which can be viewed below.
Precise Background offer HRV participants a reduce cost police check by using the link below. For the reduced fee click on Get Started and ensure the PROMO code HRV is used to receive the reduced cost for the check: www.precisebackground.com/national-police-check-for-individuals.html Alternatively applicants can source their own police checks.
A list of licence holders can be viewed here http://www.harnessdirectory.com.au/victoria/victorian-licence-holders/
If you require additional assistance to complete the training program, please contact the Harness Racing Training Centre Bendigo on (03) 5449 3590 or email@example.com
Becoming a stablehand
The holder of a Stablehand licence is licensed to perform stable duties under the supervision or instructions of a licensed trainer as follows:
To be eligible for a stablehand licence you must:
Reinstating Previous Driver Licence
Any person wishing to reinstate their driver licence who has not driven consistently in recent seasons in TAB races, will be required to satisfactorily complete a number of trial drives as determined by the Stewards. Upon the completion of the drives the licence category reinstatement will be at the discretion of the Chairman of Stewards in consultation with the Senior Stewards.
A driver who has previously been licensed to drive in races but who has not been licensed for the below periods shall complete the specified number of satisfactory trials prior to driving in a race:
The above trial drives shall be completed at the following venues:
Reinstating Previous Trainers Licence
A trainer who has been previously licensed but who has not been licensed as a trainer for a period of 6 months or more shall provide the following documents prior to being relicensed:
HRV may issue a licence for a person to train in partnership in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90A(2.8).
HRV further requires that all applicants seeking to be licensed as a training partnership meet the following criteria:
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Important Insurance Information
All licence holders have included in their licence fee, Personal Injury Insurance. It is very important all licence holders are aware of what is covered and it is strongly recommended that all drivers, trainers and stablehands investigate their personal insurance needs. It is important to consider the benefits of:
• Private Health Insurance
• Life Insurance
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