Code of Practice for the keeping of Racing Greyhounds
The Code of Practice for the keeping of Racing Greyhounds (the Code) was approved by the Minister for Agriculture on 23 April 2018. Read the Minister for Agriculture's media release on the draft Code submissions.
A copy of the final Code, together with a set of FAQs, helpful infographics and toolkit documents can be downloaded below:
When will the new Code come into effect?
The Code will commence on 1 January 2020.
This start date allows time for thorough implementation planning and for participants to prepare for, and understand, the Code's requirements. Animal Welfare Victoria will work with an implementation working group to develop templates, protocols and procedures that will assist industry participants to comply with the Code's requirements.
Who do I contact if I have a question about the Code?
For further information, call 136 186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consultation on the draft Code
A Regulatory Impact Statement was developed to accompany the draft Code prior to its release for public comment on 14 June 2017. A letter of adequacy was also provided by the Commission for Better Regulation on 3 March 2017.
Copies of the Regulatory Impact Statement, letter of adequacy and other relevant documents can be downloaded below:
A statement of reasons addressing key issues raised in the public submissions and resulting changes to the Code can be downloaded below: