Rules and policies

Greyhound Racing Rules

The Greyhound Racing Rules contain detailed requirements for participation and conduct in the NSW greyhound racing industry. The Greyhound Racing Rules apply to every greyhound, greyhound racing industry participant and greyhound racing trial track registered with the Commission. They also apply to greyhound racing clubs registered with GRNSW.

The Commission is applying the latest version of the Greyhound Racing Rules.

Previous versions of the Greyhound Racing Rules are available here.

The Greyhound Racing Rules are administered by the Commission where a rule concerns a regulatory function, and by GRNSW where a rule concerns an operational function. The Commission is responsible for deciding if a particular rule is regulatory or operational, where there is uncertainty.

The Commission will review all Greyhound Racing Rules and make replacement rules by 30 June 2019 following consultation with stakeholders.


The Commission is responsible for initiating, developing and implementing policies relating to the welfare of greyhounds. GRNSW regulatory policies applicable to greyhounds and participants that are now registered with the Commission may no longer apply or may apply with modification.

The Commission will progressively develop new regulatory policies in consultation with industry and other stakeholders.

The following codes and policies apply pending the outcome of the Commission’s review and consultation processes:

More information on the Commission's Greyhound Re-homing Policy.

The Commission can enforce these policies under its legislation and the Greyhound Racing Rules.