GWIC updates / Commission track visits during September and October

The Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission will be attending race meetings during September and October to chat with trainers and provide information about the NSW Greyhound Welfare Code of Practice and our online services.

The NSW Greyhound Welfare Code of Practice was announced by the State Government in June 2020 and will commence on 1 January 2021.

The Code sets out standards for the keeping, treatment, handling and care of greyhounds. It also includes standards for the facilities, equipment and conditions at premises where greyhounds are kept, trialled, trained or raced. In addition, the Code sets out standards for the procedures and practices to be adopted for keeping, trialling, training and racing greyhounds. More information on the Code can be found here.

The Commission is working closely with GBOTA, GRNSW and other industry stakeholders on ways to help industry participants to familiarise themselves with the Code and get ready for its commencement.

Commission staff will be attending race meetings over the next few weeks to engage with trainers who may be unsure of the standards or if they currently comply. Staff can provide participants with information and templates to make compliance with the standards simple and easy.

We will also have information on rehoming and our online services and will be able to guide trainers through our online services.

Information about which tracks Commission staff will be attending are available (PDF 561.2 KB).

The Commission encourages those who have questions about the Code and are unable to attend a track, to contact us on 13 49 42.