Public consultation / NSW Greyhound Welfare Code of Practice
This consultation period has now ended. You can view the submissions here.
Public consultation for the draft NSW Greyhound Welfare Code of Practice (Code) has now closed. Thank you to all who provided feedback throughout this period. During the consultation period Commission staff visited 10 tracks across the state to provide industry participants with copies of the draft Code and other relevant material. The Commission has also facilitated six public briefing sessions at clubs to discuss the draft Code in more detail and note any verbal feedback.
The draft NSW Greyhound Welfare Code of Practice was identified by the NSW Government’s Greyhound Industry Reform Panel as a key reform needed to drive long term improvements in animal welfare in the NSW greyhound racing industry.
The NSW Government is responsible for the Code and has considered the submissions received and made further changes that arose from the process before signing off on the final Code in May 2020. The new Code will take effect on 1 January 2020.
The Commission is responsible for enforcing the Code and will work with participants to support them through the transition period.
More information on the NSW Greyhound Welfare Code of Practice can be found here.