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 best interests of the greyhound racing industry.

The following must be registered with the Commission:

  • all greyhounds owned, bred or kept by a greyhound racing participant if the animal is kept in connection with greyhound racing
  • greyhound racing participants
  • greyhound trial tracks
  • bookmakers and clerks

Registration will be subject to compliance with the conditions of their registration. Non compliance can 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 interests of the greyhound racing industry to do so. Registration of a greyhound can be refused if it’s deemed to be in the best interests of the greyhound racing industry. The Commission can refuse to register a greyhound trial track if it believes the track is not or will not be financially viable, or it is in the best interests of the greyhound racing industry to do so.