Code of Practice for Keeping and Breeding Racing Greyhounds in the ACT - Australian Capital Territory


You must comply with this code if you intend to own, keep, breed or train greyhounds within the ACT. This code provides standards for maintaining the welfare of greyhounds intended for racing. Greyhound racing is banned in the ACT, however greyhounds can be kept and trained for racing elsewhere.

The code is intended to ensure that racing greyhounds that are kept in the ACT are provided with care that maximises their long term health and well-being, and are protected from pain, distress, danger, illness and injury. Additionally, this code aims to prevent the euthanasia of unwanted racing greyhounds.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1992 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare Regulation 2001 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

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