Regulatory / Registration
All greyhounds and industry participants must be registered with the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission. From 1 July 2018, the registration process will be phased in over a period of time. Only people who are deemed fit and proper will be registered and the Commission can refuse to register anyone if it is judged to be in the public interest.
The following must be registered with the Commission:
- all greyhounds owned, bred or kept by a greyhound racing participant must be registered with the Commission, whether or not the animal is kept for racing purposes
- greyhound racing participants
- greyhound racing clubs
- greyhound trial tracks
Registration will be subject to compliance with the conditions of their registration. Non- compliance will result in penalties being imposed on individuals or organisations. The Commission can decide to refuse, suspend or cancel registration if it is deemed in the best interest of the greyhound racing industry to do so. Registration of a greyhound can be refused if it’s deemed to be in the best interest of the animal. The Commission can suspend or cancel the registration of a greyhound trial track if it believes the track is not financially viable or it is in the best interest of the greyhound racing industry to do so.