GRNSW considers that the welfare of all animals must be a primary consideration for all participants in the greyhound racing industry.
Greyhound racing in NSW is governed by the Greyhound racing Act 2009, Australian Greyhound Racing Rules and the Local Rules for Greyhound Racing and endorses the World Greyhound Racing Federation Animal Welfare Protocols.
In 2011 GRNSW established a Greyhound Welfare and Veterinary Services Unit and now employs 3 full-time veterinary surgeons and a qualified animal behaviourist to oversee the welfare of greyhounds racing and transitioning to life as a pet.
In July 2011 GRNSW introduced a mandatory Code of Practice for the keeping of Greyhound in training, which defines the standards required for the treatment of and facilities required for the kennelling of greyhound in NSW. The Code emphasises the importance of good management practices and the legal liability and requirements under the NSW Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1979 and Clause 20 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulation 2006.
GRNSW has been proactive in the ensuring the continual improvement in greyhound welfare and is committed to:
Driving welfare improvement and cultural change to ensure greyhound racing NSW meets community expectations through:
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As trainers are becoming more familiar with the OzChase system GRNSW is expanding the ability to nominate directly into races. These are known as ‘Race Events’ in the online nomination portal and instructions on how to nominate directly can be found in the link below.
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Greyhounds as Pets is a not for profit initiative coordinated by Greyhound Racing NSW. If you are interested in becoming a foster carer or adopter click here for more information.
Following feedback from both clubs and participants GRNSW has announced an amended nomination closing and grading schedule for NSW Non-TAB meetings. Click here for more information