All greyhounds and industry participants must be registered with the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission.
Only people who are deemed suitable will be registered and the Commission can refuse to register anyone if it decides it is in the best interests of the greyhound racing industry to do so.
The following must be registered with the Commission:
- all greyhounds owned, bred or kept by a greyhound racing participant
- greyhound racing participants
- greyhound trial tracks
- bookmakers and clerks
- greyhound trial track proprietors.
All registrants are required to comply with the conditions of their registration. Non-compliance can result in conditions or 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. 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.