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 Sprint Championships was held at Harold Park in 1965 and won by NSW sprinter Best Sun.
Some of the past winners include: Temlee (1974), Acclaim Star (1979), Winifred Bale (1983) Sandi’s Me Mum (1989 & 1990), Flying Amy (1995), Rapid Journey (1998), Chica Destacada (2014) and Fernando Bale (2015).
In 2019, local star Premium Share defeated NSW representative Good Odds Harada in the Grand Final in Perth.