Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) is a Microchip Registry licenced under the Domestic Animals Act 1994.
All GRV-registered greyhounds are microchipped and registered on the GRV Microchip Registry as puppies, and this includes both racing greyhounds that are in the care of GRV registered participants, and retired greyhounds that have been re-homed into the community.
The GRV Microchip Registry keeps a record of the current ownership details of the greyhound, which enables local council, shelters, and pounds to make swift contact with the current owner should the greyhound become lost. As such, it is very important that the contact details recorded on the GRV Microchip Registry are kept up to date.
Re-homing your greyhound – Information for GRV Registered Participants
If you re-home your retired greyhound to a person in the community, you must notify GRV so that the new owner details can be recorded on the GRV Microchip Registry. In addition to updating the details via your FastTrack account, you and the new owner should complete and sign the ‘Change of Ownership (Retired Greyhound)’ form. This form can be returned to GRV, 46-50 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that all retired greyhounds living in the community are required by law to be registered with local council. Council registration and microchip registration are different types of registration.
Information for owners of retired greyhounds
Keeping your contact details up to date on the GRV Microchip Registry
It is very important that you ensure your contact details remain up to date on the GRV Microchip Registry. If you move address, or change your phone number, please notify GRV by completing the ‘Change of Owner Contact Details (Retired Greyhound)’. This form can be returned to GRV, 46-50 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003 or by email to email@example.com.
You should also provide details of an alternative contact person and ensure that these details remain current. The alternative contact person recorded on the GRV Microchip Registry will be contacted if your greyhound is found at large and you are uncontactable.
Change of Ownership
If in the future, the ownership of your greyhound is transferred to another person, you and the new owner should complete and sign a ‘Change of Ownership (Retired Greyhound)’ form. The new owner’s details (including name, address, phone number and alternative contact) can then be recorded on the GRV Microchip Registry. This form can be returned to GRV, 46-50 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the GRV Microchip Registry, please contact GRV on (03) 8329 1100.