Regulatory changes from 1 July 2018

Regulatory changes from 1 July 2018


GRNSW’s role in the greyhound racing industry in NSW is changing.

From 1 July 2018, the newly established Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission (GWIC) will be the regulator of the industry, and it will assume many of the functions previously exercised by GRNSW. GRNSW will continue to play a vital role in the industry, and will maintain many of its existing functions.

GWIC will be responsible for:

  • Administration of the Greyhound Racing Rules
  • Stewards, inspectors and investigators
  • Greyhound welfare and integrity
  • Registration and accreditation of greyhounds and participants

GRNSW will still be responsible for:

  • The commercial and strategic side of the industry
  • Track safety and design standards
  • Greyhound racing clubs (including registration, conduct and compliance)
  • Management of greyhound adoption programs

How does this impact you?

The Greyhound Racing Rules continue to apply during the transition period (from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019). From 1 July 2018, all regulatory policies and rules will be available on the GWIC website here. Please check the GWIC website for updates from 1 July 2018.

GWIC will be ‘rolling over’ all current registrations so that current GRNSW registrants will continue to be registered with GWIC from 1 July 2018 for a period of 12 months. Current GRNSW registrations have been extended to 30 September 2018 to ensure all current registrations can continue to use their Licence Identification while registrations are transferred from GRNSW to GWIC. For more information on changes to registrations, see here.

From 1 July 2018, enquiries relating to stewarding, investigations and inquiries, welfare, and registration and accreditation, should be directed to GWIC (please visit GWIC’s website at Enquiries relating to greyhound racing clubs and greyhound adoption programs should continue to be directed to GRNSW.

For more information, please contact GRNSW at