Registration of a Greyhound - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to register your greyhound with Greyhound Racing Victoria if you intend to use it for racing and / or breeding purposes. Greyhounds registered with Greyhound Racing Victoria are exempt from the requirement to be registered with the local council. A greyhound cannot compete in an event run by Greyhound Racing Victoria unless its owner and trainer are registered with Greyhound Racing Victoria.

Former racing greyhounds registered under the Greyhound Adoption Program and adopted under contract with Greyhound Racing Victoria are also exempt.

Greyhounds may also be nominated for registration under the Greyhound Owners and Breeders Incentive Scheme. Greyhounds registered under this scheme are eligible for additional prize money.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for registration you must:

  • complete the required forms and submit together with the required documentation and proof of assessment
  • pay the required fees.

Please contact Greyhound Racing Victoria for further information on the registration process.


As specified on the registration.



Please consult the responsible agency for further information on fees to be submitted with your application.



Greyhound Registration Application - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.



Please lodge your application, supporting documentation and fees directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Greyhound Racing Victoria

Act(s) name

Racing Act 1958 (Victoria)

Contact details

Greyhound Racing Victoria


03 8329 1100


03 8329 1000


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