News and Updates / 29 June 2018: What industry participants can expect on 1 July 2018

29 June 2018: What industry participants can expect on 1 July 2018

What industry participants can expect on 1 July 2018

  • Registrations - on 1 July 2018 all current GRNSW registrations of greyhounds, industry participants and trial tracks, were ‘rolled over’ to the Commission free of charge for a 12 month period. Only new registrations will be charged registration fees (if applicable) during this period.
  • Race day meetings will not be affected. Commission staff are at tracks and kennels to assist industry participants, and provide information about complying with any new laws or policies and the rules of racing.
  • Our Customer Service Hotline 1800 951 755 is available from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Steward Reports - steward reports continue to be available via The Dogs for an interim period, and will soon be available on the Commission’s website www.gwic.nsw.gov.au.
  • Greyhound Racing Rules - the rules continue from 1 July 2018.
  • Current GRNSW policies that will not change on 1 July 2018 - Swabbing Policy, Trial Track Registration Policy, Race Day Hydration & Hot Weather Policy, Code of Practice - Training, Code of Practice - Breeding
  • A new Greyhound Re-homing Policy commenced from 2 July 2018 and is available on our website.
  • Report a concern online via www.gwic.nsw.gov.au/whispli or by calling the Greyhound Welfare Hotline 1800 680 174.
  • Registration of greyhounds - pups are required to be registered by the time they are 12 weeks old. If a breeder requests a pup be registered by 12 weeks, and registration processes cannot be completed by this time, the breeder will not be held responsible for the delay.

What industry participants can expect between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019

  • ID cards will be sent to all registered industry participants from July 2018.
  • Industry consultation - the Commission will consult with industry participants, animal welfare groups and other stakeholders when developing any new policies.
  • A Code of Practice for the Welfare of Greyhounds will be developed in consultation with stakeholders and implemented with full compliance required by 30 June 2019.
  • Enhanced registration will gradually be introduced (which may include knowledge and skills training) for all current and new registrants.
  • Improved veterinary practices and procedures will be introduced, as well as the standardisation of vet functions at tracks.