Regulatory / Appeals to Racing Appeals Tribunal

The Racing Appeals Tribunal (Tribunal) deals with appeals by greyhound racing industry participants and greyhound racing clubs, who are aggrieved by certain decisions. This is separate from the Internal Review process under the Greyhound Racing Act 2017 (NSW) and the right of appeal also extends to participants who are aggrieved by the outcome of an Internal Review.

In accordance with the Racing Appeals Tribunal Act 1983 and Racing Appeals Tribunal Regulation 2015, an appeal can be made to the Tribunal if you are aggrieved by any of the following decisions made by the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission (GWIC), or a steward appointed by GWIC, or a greyhound racing club, or Greyhound Racing NSW:

  • to disqualify or warn off a person;
  • to cancel the registration of, or to refuse to register, a person;
  • to cancel the registration of, or to refuse to register a greyhound (including registration of a greyhound as a sire and registration of a litter of greyhounds);
  • to cancel the registration of, or to refuse to register a greyhound racing club or greyhound trial track;
  • to impose a condition on the registration under the Greyhound Racing Act 2017 of any person, greyhound, greyhound racing club or greyhound trial track;
  • to fine a person an amount of $200 or more;
  • to disqualify a greyhound, if the disqualification is made in conjunction with the imposition of a penalty on the appellant or any other person;
  • to suspend any licence, right or privilege granted under the GWIC Greyhound Racing Rules;
  • to suspend the registration under the Greyhound Racing Act 2017 of any person, greyhound, greyhound racing club or greyhound trial track;
  • to place an endorsement on the registration certificate of a greyhound for marring or failing to pursue the lure, that gives rise to a suspension of the greyhound for a period of more than 4 weeks.

The Tribunal requires any appeal to be lodged with the Appeals Secretary within 7 days of the day on which you were notified of the decision being appealed against - a Notice of Appeal Form must be accompanied by an appeal fee of $250.00.

You may also apply for an order from the Tribunal that any penalty is stayed pending the determination of your appeal - the Tribunal requires you to complete and attach an Application for Stay of decision Form to your Notice of Appeal Form if you seek a stay.

Under section 17A of the Racing Appeals Tribunal Act 1983, the Tribunal has the power to do any of the following in respect of your appeal:

  • dismiss the appeal;
  • confirm the decision appealed against or vary the decision by substituting any decision that could have been made by the steward, club, the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission or Greyhound Racing NSW (as the case requires);
  • make such other order in relation to the disposal of the appeal as the Tribunal thinks fit.

Forms

Notice of Appeal to Racing Appeals Tribunal
Application for Stay of decision to Racing Appeals Tribunal

All forms and fees are to be lodged with the Appeals Secretary.

Appeals Secretary
Phone: 1800 951 755
Fax: 02 9199 6523
Email: appeals.secretary@gwic.nsw.gov.au
Address: PO Box 718, Bathurst NSW 2795

For further information about appeals to the Tribunal, please contact the Appeals Secretary or visit the Legislation NSW website:

Legislation
Racing Appeals Tribunal Act 1983
Racing Appeals Tribunal Regulations 2015