About Australian Carriage Driving Society

Australian Carriage Driving Society, the foremost organisation for the development, management, conduct and promotion of carriage driving in Australia.

We represent all interests of all carriage driving disciplines, with 1200 members across all states with six state branches and 48 regional affiliate clubs.

We offer a range of member benefits to our members including insurance, a quarterly journal, training, coaching, development and accreditation, and administration.

We provide a range of competitions at national, state and local club levels including the Australian and State championships.

On our site, you can find:

Latest News

Insurance 2020-2021

19 August 2020 Dear Members I write to you today on behalf of Federal Council to provide information in regard to the renewal of insurances

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Federal Update

29 June 2020 Dear MembersI write to you today on behalf of Federal Council to provide an update on two important matters. First on how

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New Members

Are you interested in Carriage Driving and think you would you like to join the Australian Carriage Driving Society? We have more than 50 ACDS Affiliated Carriage Driving Clubs throughout Australia
  1. Find the club closest to you here.
  2. Contact the club secretary.
  3. Join through the club.
Members can visit any other clubs.

Find information about the types of carriage driving activities, local clubs and activities, relevant rules, and horse welfare and safety. We provide an environment for you to enjoy and thrive in the sport of carriage driving in your chosen discipline.

The ACDS aims to be a nurturing and inclusive organisation to help our younger members develop their driving skills across all disciplines.

The ACDS has stand-alone members that are juniors or you may be a family member.

We’ve recently commenced the Junior Drivers Bursary to encourage our juniors to reach for their dreams.

Horse Welfare

The ACDS places the utmost importance on the welfare of the horse as the primary consideration in all carriage driving activities.


  1. Perth Royal Show

    2 October
  2. SA – State CDE Championships

    3 October - 5 October
  3. ACDS Federal Annual General Meeting

    25 October @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Vic – Equitana 2020 Postponed till 2021

    19 November - 22 November


The new site will enable you to find the journal, information for running events, clubs, pictures of current driver and of our past. You will also have discipline information you require to participate and or run successful events. Register now | Login

In our publications you’ll find, our constitution and code of conduct, documents to run events, membership forms, governance documents, journals, driving activities and the like.

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This Code of Conduct outlines the behaviour expected for Members of the Australian Carriage Driving Society Inc. (ACDS) and people associated with Members at ACDS activities. View code of conduct

To continue the growth of the website, the ACDS needs you to send pictures, results and articles of your events to the Web Coordinator.