“Our vision is for Greyhound Racing Victoria to become the world’s most respected greyhound racing body: widely regarded for the market position and reputation we have created for greyhound racing in Victoria”
In Victoria, Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) is the body responsible for promoting and controlling the sport. A key part of its role is the setting of standards, regulating and policing the industry and the people involved. With approximately 1000 race meetings held across 13 venues throughout the state, GRV distributes to owners and trainers more than $40 million dollars in prize money every year.
The greyhound racing industry makes a substantial contribution of more than $300million to the Victorian economy annually, both as a recreational pursuit, and as an industry that employs more than 3000 people and generates millions of dollars in wagering.
GRV has the task of ensuring that industry participants fully understand their responsibilities in relation to the greyhounds they own and train. They support and encourage continual improvement of training and husbandry techniques through research and education and are committed to the ongoing welfare of greyhounds throughout their racing careers and into retirement. To help care for those greyhounds that are no longer suited to racing, GRV has developed the highly successful Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) that helps to place ex-racing greyhounds into homes where they live out the rest of their lives as family pets.
Explore the GRV website further to learn more about the various programs, latest news, current initiatives and promotional campaigns that GRV undertakes on an ongoing basis.
GRV Strategic Purpose
“GRV is in the business of governing, operating and promoting greyhound racing of of the highest integrity to wagering operators and clubs for the enjoyment of members, wagerers and on-course racegoers in Victoria, nationally and internationally”.
GRV Operating Principles
We have defined seven operating principles to guide the way we work and how we take decisions.
- We seek to ensure greyhound welfare; it is considered in every decision we take.
- We seek the facts. Our decisions are based upon the available evidence.
- We are transparent in our work and accountable for our actions.
- We have mutual respect for our members, stakeholders and colleagues that is reflected in what we say, what we do and how we look.
- We are freethinking and innovative. We create solutions to issues and capitalise on opportunities.
- We are impartial in our decision-making and apply the highest ethical standards to everything that we do.
- We consult and collaborate with our members and stakeholders, always willing to listen and respond to ideas, concerns or complaints.