The Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission is the independent regulator of the greyhound industry in NSW. The Commission was one of the main recommendations from the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel, which was set up to provide new animal welfare and governance arrangements to reform the greyhound industry.
The Commission’s Objectives are:
- to promote and protect the welfare of greyhounds,
- to safeguard the integrity of greyhound racing and betting
- to maintain public confidence in the greyhound racing industry
The reform panel recommended the separation of regulatory and commercial functions in the greyhound industry into two distinct organisations. The Commission will be responsible for regulatory and welfare functions while Greyhound Racing NSW will be responsible for commercial functions.
The Commission is currently being set up and aims to be operational by 1 July 2018.
Regulatory and welfare functions will transfer from Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) when the Commission becomes operational. Until then, GRNSW will remain responsible for these functions and all complaints should be directed to GRNSW