Integrity / Exports
Since 1 July 2018 the Commission has worked closely with the federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) to track the exporting of NSW registered greyhounds to New Zealand and other countries. The Commission uses this information to identify welfare related concerns or improper conduct.
Under Greyhounds Australasia rule 124 (1) any person exporting a greyhound(s) to another country must prior to meeting the requirements of the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) obtain a Greyhound Passport.
All exporters must apply for the Greyhound Passport directly with GA. The reason behind this mandatory passport is in support of GA’s National Animal Welfare Policy.
Are You Planning on sending your greyhound to New Zealand to be part of the greyhound racing industry?
If you are registered with the Commission as a greyhound participant in NSW and you send your greyhound to New Zealand to race whilst retaining ownership of that greyhound, you must comply with the Commission’s Rehoming Policy. In practice this means that you must make multiple genuine attempts to rehome the greyhound in accordance with the policy. A greyhound owned by a NSW registered participant cannot be euthanised at the end of its racing career in New Zealand without first complying with the NSW Greyhound Rehoming Policy.
This is even if New Zealand (or any other State in which your greyhound is located) has different policies that govern rehoming or euthanasia.
Forms relating to greyhound exporting and importing can be found here.