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Transportation of greyhounds in Queensland

Racing Queensland has advised it will now allow conditional greyhound movement across designated regions for the purposes of racing.

During the first two weeks of designated racing regions, kennel transfers were not permissible but RQ agreed to conduct a review of its decision after 14 days of implementation.

Having undertaken industry consultation, kennel transfers, for the purpose of racing or continuing to race in Queensland will be permitted, subject to the conditions below.

The existing restrictions limiting licensed personnel to their allocated racing regions will remain in place and they will NOT be permitted to travel to other regions with greyhounds.

Queensland region-to-region kennel transfers

  • Greyhounds will be permitted to transfer from between kennels from one Queensland region to another, however greyhounds transferring between regions must be transported between regions with an “Approved Canine Transportation Business”. An “Approved Canine Transportation Business” is a canine transportation business, which has sought and been granted approval by Racing Queensland to transport greyhounds within Queensland; and
  • The connections of a greyhound transferring from one region to another must undertake all kennel transfer administrative advice, as required by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission.

Inter-state kennel transfers

  • Where Government regulations allow, greyhounds will be permitted to transfer from an inter-state kennel to a Queensland kennel, however greyhounds transferring from inter-state must be transported with an “Approved Canine Transportation Business”. An “Approved Canine Transportation Business” is a canine transportation business which has sought and been granted approval by Racing Queensland to transport greyhounds within Queensland; and
  • The connections of a greyhound transferring from inter-state to a Queensland kennel must undertake all kennel transfer administrative advice, as required by their home state controlling body or bodies and the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission.

Transportation protocols

  • Prior to and upon completion of a transportation journey, the “Approved Canine Transportation Business” must ensure the vehicle is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to minimize any risk of COVID-19 transmission;
  • “Approved Canine Transportation Business” drivers and/or assistants are to make prior arrangements with any drop off points and are not to access licensed premises when transporting and delivering greyhounds (unless otherwise approved by QRIC Stewards);
  • Any gear used by the “Approved Canine Transportation Business” on one greyhound to another, must be sanitised between each use.