Greyhound Clubs Australia conducts the National Sprint and Distance Championships annually. State heats and Finals are staged in each State. The venue for Grand Finals is rotated around the country, with Perth hosting the 2019 Nationals.
The Championships were due to be held in Sydney in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the was cancelled.
The first National Distance Championships was held in 1969 at Wentworth Park and won by Victorian stayer Amerigo Lady.
Some of the past winners include: Dotie Wilson (1975), Boronia Blossom (1995 & 1996) Boomeroo (2002), Miata (2012), Fanta Bale (2017) and Tornado Tears (2018).
Tornado Tears was a short-priced favourite to go back to back in 2019 in Perth, but local stayer Reidy’s Runner got the prize.