Career Development

The Victorian Jockeys Association (VJA) has developed a close working relationship with Racing Victoria and in particular, Racing Victoria's Jockey Wellbeing and Safety Officer, Ron Hall.

For more information about career development or the jockey wellbeing program please contact Ron Hall Jockey Wellbeing and Safety Officer
M: 0411646160 ….

Career Benefit Scheme
The Career Benefit Scheme has been established to provide a level of financial support when a jockey retires from race riding or is in need of financial assistance.

To be eligible to participate in the scheme, a rider must be a Victorian resident and be a registered Victorian Jockey, who is a member of the Victorian Jockeys Association or an apprentice jockey indentured in the State of Victoria.

Eligibility will also require the jockey to make a minimum contribution of $15 per ride into the Australian Super Jockeys Super Benefit scheme or other approved superannuation fund. If this contribution is made, Racing Victoria will contribute $10 per ride into the Career Benefit Fund.

Subject to Racing Victoria's discretion, the Career Benefit Fund can be accessed when a jockey:
Has reached 35 years of age; or

Has made application on the grounds of financial hardship or has died