To develop the most professional jockey membership organisation across Australia that serves the needs of the jockeys and the thoroughbred racing industry to world’s best practice standards.
To develop a professional membership organisation that makes a significant contribution to the thoroughbred racing industry, as a key stakeholder and participant.
To support the jockey membership over their complete lifecycle from Apprenticeship to retirement, whether this is a cogent decision or one taken as a result of a career ending illness or injury, in such a way that they may provide the maximum contribution to the racing industry by delivering their full potential, whilst gaining the optimum rewards from the industry as a valued participant in a professional, secure and safe, and progressive manner.
- To raise the profile of Jockeys as elite professional athletes.
- Promote safety, industrial health and education.
- Negotiate for and develop Australia wide protection, including;
- Insurance, particularly Public Liability,
- Superannuation, and a
- Retirement Fund.
- Review the remuneration to jockeys in relation to riding fees, trials’ fees, etc.
- Address Health and Safety and Welfare issues.
- Maintain a high level of liability insurance but explore avenues to decrease the expenditure of jockeys.
- Promote and support the National Jockeys Trust.
- Support the National Jockeys Celebration Day.
- Promote and protect the rights and welfare of Jockeys.
- Promote and protect the interests and activities of Jockeys and assist them in attaining short term and long term life objectives.
- Maximise the collective representation of Jockeys.
- Secure for Jockeys a contractual and proprietary interest in, and the right to use their name, biography, signature, voice, photograph, image, reputation, identity, likeness (Image) and performance.
- Where required, act as a collecting society for Jockeys in respect of the use and exploitation of their Image and performance
- Lobby governments and parliaments to repeal any law which discriminates against or fails to adequately protect sportspersons in general or Jockeys in particular and to replace that law with a protective law which does not discriminate.
- Defeat any action to reduce or compromise the rights and welfare of Jockeys.
- Uphold and protect the autonomy and independence of the Jockeys’ Association.
- Promote and foster goodwill and good citizenship generally and particularly amongst Jockeys.
- Promote the prosperity and welfare of the Racing Industry.
- Promote a national focus for the Thoroughbred Racing Industry and the complementary industry infrastructure to lead and manage it.