Welcome to the AJA.

Our goal is to provide Jockeys with all the information needed to maximise their careers.

Need information on insurance, racing rules, becoming a jockey, or what to do when you've had an injury or fall? We're here to support you.

Start by viewing the documents for your state or contact us for further information

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About

After some discussion between the state jockey associations in late 2001, there was a general consensus that a national body for jockeys should be established. Up until this time, the state associations were functioning independently and endeavouring to resolve issues and concerns without input and assistance from other states. It was clear to all that often there was duplication of effort and poor economies of scale. Several of the state associations were poorly resourced and unable to properly represent their members.

In April 2002, representatives from all State and Territory associations met in Melbourne and agreed that a national peak body to represent the interests of all jockeys in Australia should be established as soon as practicable. It was unanimously agreed that this body should be known as the Australian Jockeys Association (AJA).

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Insurance
Jul 21, 2016, 1:06 PM
Since 2009 the AJA has been successful in obtaining 1% of prizemoney so that jockeys no longer have to pay for their Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurances. The AJA has arranged a national programme to provide protection to all licensed jockeys and apprentices in Australia at no cost to riders; a savings of $20.00 per ride.
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LUCRF SUPER
Jul 18, 2016, 5:17 AM
The Australian Jockeys’ Association (AJA) and LUCRF (Labour Union Co-operative Retirement Fund) Super have entered into another three-year partnership that will ensure significant ongoing financial support for the National Jockeys’ Trust (NJT),
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Queensland Workers Compensation and Riding Fees
Jul 11, 2016, 4:50 AM
The AJA continues to support Queensland jockeys in obtaining improvements to their Workers Compensation benefits, and an increase in their Riding Fees.
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Padded Whip Rule
Jul 9, 2016, 10:30 PM
The current padded whip rules are not working and this has been clearly demonstrated with over 2000 reprimands/fines/suspensions incurred since 1st January 2016
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Apprentices Conditions
Jul 1, 2016, 4:49 PM
The chief executives of Racing Victoria, the Australian Trainers' Association and the VJA met in June to discuss the wellbeing, workload and development of apprentice jockeys in the context of the current racing program.
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Jul 21, 2016, 1:06 PM
Since 2009 the AJA has been successful in obtaining 1% of prizemoney so that jockeys no longer have to pay for their Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurances. The AJA has arranged a national…
Read More
racing.png
John-Keating.jpg
Jul 18, 2016, 5:17 AM
The Australian Jockeys’ Association (AJA) and LUCRF (Labour Union Co-operative Retirement Fund) Super have entered into another three-year partnership that will ensure significant ongoing financial…
Read More
Jul 11, 2016, 4:50 AM
The AJA continues to support Queensland jockeys in obtaining improvements to their Workers Compensation benefits, and an increase in their Riding Fees.
Read More
horse-riding-dusk.jpg
the-whip-rule.jpg
Jul 9, 2016, 10:30 PM
The current padded whip rules are not working and this has been clearly demonstrated with over 2000 reprimands/fines/suspensions incurred since 1st January 2016
Read More