Greyhound Racing In Australia
There are extensive animal welfare problems inherent in the Australian greyhound racing industry. These problems include – but are not limited to – high injury and euthanasia rates , illegal live baiting and the administration of banned or unregistered substances. The RSPCA believes that there should be a national approach to ending greyhound racing across Australia.
The Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW was set up on 6 May 2015 by the NSW Government in response to the ABC Four Corners program depicting live baiting in the industry.
Following the commission's findings, NSW Premier Mike Baird announced a ban on greyhound racing in the state, effective from July 2017.
Despite overwhelming community support in favour of the ban, Mike Baird reversed the decision on the 11th of October 2016.
Please see below for more information relating to the inquiry.
Link to Report
Read the report prepared by the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW
Link to Fact Sheet
Read the fact sheet in relation to the Special Commission of Inquiry's report
How You Can Help
Please visit the RSPCA NSW website for information on how to foster, adopt or surrender Greyhounds
13 October 2016
RSPCA NSW accepts invitation to join Greyhound Racing Industry reform panel
11 October 2016
NSW Premier Mike Baird reverses the decision on the 11th of October 2016.
11 July 2016
NSW Labor Leader Luke Foley vows to oppose the ban on Greyhound Racing in NSW
7 July 2016
NSW Premier Mike Baird announces a ban on greyhound racing, to commence on 1 July, 2017.
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr announces "there is no future for this industry in the ACT" after the NSW report was released. "We will consider the findings of the NSW report before announcing a process to end the practice of greyhound racing in the ACT."
16 June 2016
Commissioner McHugh AC QC provided his report on the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW to the Governor.
6 May 2015
The NSW Government launches the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW. The Honourable Michael McHugh AC QC is appointed to lead the inquiry.