Greyhound Racing Victoria Policies
The GRV rules require that greyhound racing participants comply with GRV policies.
These policies, relevant to participants, have been issued by the GRV Board:
- Code of Practice
- Track Injury Claim Policy (PDF) Effective June 2017
- Non-starter Claim Policy (PDF) Effective June 2017
- Hot Weather Policy (PDF) Effective 1st February 2017
- Transportation of Greyhounds Policy (PDF) Effective 12th December 2016
- Steward Policy (PDF)
- Swabbing Policy (PDF)
- Trialling Policy (PDF)
- Hidez Compression Suit and Thunder Jacket (PDF)
- Approved Lures (PDF)
- Making and Handling Protected Disclosures Procedure (PDF)
Greyhound Racing Victoria Guidance
GRV publishes a range of documents that provide guidance obligations (particularly for the industry) in more detail.
To provide greater clarity, GRV will be:
- gradually increasing the different types of guidance available
- including a clear statement in each document (when it is next reviewed) about its purpose and legal status.
Guidance currently available includes:
Hot Weather Transport
- Local Rule 42.6 – From 1 October 2017, Local Rule 42.6 will be amended to improve re-homing of greyhounds and reduce unnecessary euthanasia.
- Animal Welfare Penalty Guidelines – provide a suggested level of penalty for a variety of offences where the welfare of the greyhounds in that person’s care has been compromised. These are suggested penalties to be imposed under the powers of the Racing Act 1958 and are in addition to any penalties issued under other pieces of legislation such as the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 and the Domestic Animals Act 1994.
Proposed Guideline Change: PENALTY GUIDELINES – GREYHOUND WELFARE 2018
|Date||Description||Open for consultation||Feedback Form|
|14-Dec-17||The DRAFT Penalty Guidelines – Greyhound Welfare update the earlier guidelines released in 2014. The draft guidelines propose a range of penalties for greyhound welfare offences committed within the greyhound racing industry. GRV has outlined penalties that are in line with community expectations and apply a strict approach to serious non-compliance, while allowing for discretion for incidents that are not as serious.
The draft guidelines and information on how you can provide feedback are available to download here.
The earlier 2014 Animal Welfare Penalty Guidelines can be found here.
|15 December 2017 to 2 February 2018||Download the feedback form here.|
- Feeding, Medication & Supplement Guidelines – providing guidance to ensure greyhounds are presented for racing drug-free.
Use of GRV Race Fields
- Application to Use and Publish GRV Greyhound Race Fields – the prescribed application form to use and publish Victorian greyhound race fields pursuant to section 2.5.19C of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 and regulation 5 of the Gambling Regulation (Race Fields) Regulations 2008.
- Conditions on Publication and Use of GRV RaceFields – setting out conditions applicable to any wagering service provider granted approval by GRV to use and publish Race Fields. Click here to view conditions and use.
National Greyhound Welfare Strategy
In May 2014, the industry’s first ever National Greyhound Welfare Strategy was launched. The strategy aims to ensure uniform high standards of care, participant education and accountability and controlling body enforcement are in place to achieve the best possible outcome for all our greyhounds. More information can be found here.