Greyhound Racing

​Information to help support greyhounds

The information below is provided for people wishing to provide help to adopt or foster greyhounds in New South Wales.

    What will happen to the animals and what is Government doing about this?

    As of July 7 2016 there 6,809 are registered greyhounds in NSW. The NSW Government will support RSPCA NSW to help ensure greyhounds are treated humanely once transitioned out of the industry.

    The options for these animals will include:

    • Remaining in their current home;
    • Rehomed through an adoption program;
    • Transferred interstate or overseas to jurisdictions that have appropriate animal welfare standards; or
    • Humane euthanasia.

    The Government will provide the RSPCA and the NSW Police Force with the means to oversee the humane treatment of greyhounds as the industry is shut down.

    What can I do to help?

    The RSPCA will soon be announcing how to register your interest in adopting a greyhound. Keep up to date at

    On 16 July the Greyhounds as Pets organisation will be holding an adoption day. To find out more go to

    Who can I contact to get more information?

    Call our information hotline on 1800 812 115

    What other support services are available for those affected?

    For people affected by these changes who need immediate wellbeing support there are a number of support services including:

    • Lifeline 131 114
    • Beyond Blue 1300 224 636