About GAP entry

Entry process

To place your greyhound in the Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP), please complete the Enter a greyhound to GAP form.

The GAP team will email you a Transfer of Ownership form, GAP Entry Requirements and History Information form and Preparing your Greyhound for GAP guide.

If you do not receive a response within three working days, please check your spam or junk folders and if the response is not there, please follow up with a phone call to the office on 0437 705 979.  (To prevent the email from reaching your spam or junk folder please add gapadmin@tasracing.com.au to your address book).

The GAP team will notify you when your greyhound is nearing the top of the wait list. Please ensure that your greyhound has a current C5 vaccination, and all entry paperwork is complete.  The owner of the greyhound or the agent acting on behalf of the owner is responsible for the transportation of the greyhound to GAP.

Admission criteria

To enter the program, your greyhound must meet the GAP Admission Criteria:

  • Completion of the 28-day wind-down period as per LR36.4(e); and
  • A current C5 vaccination.

Proof of vaccination is required, and GAP defines a ‘current vaccine’ as one that is administered a minimum of 14 days and a maximum of eleven months prior to entry.

All greyhounds presented for admission to the GAP facility must be flea-free, bathed and accompanied by the following paperwork:

  • Transfer of Ownership form, signed by the current registered owner;
  • GAP Entry Requirements and History Information form.

GAP cannot accommodate bitches in season but are happy to accept them once their season has ended. No dog will be excluded due to medical conditions, therefore a full medical history is required as part of the greyhound history form.

Wait list

There is currently a waiting list to enter GAP. Only greyhounds that have completed the 28-day wind-down period will be placed on the GAP wait list. Any greyhound yet to complete the 28-day wind-down will be placed on the GAP entry list and will transfer to the GAP wait list at the completion of the wind-down period.

All dogs will enter GAP in accordance with their position on the wait list, unless in season or awaiting vaccination.

Example scenario – Female Greyhound at the top of the wait list comes into season, she cannot enter GAP. The Greyhound in subsequent positions on the wait list will enter GAP in order. Once the season has ended, the female Greyhound will enter GAP at the next available opportunity.

Entry process flow chart

Application form

To apply to enter your greyhound to GAP, please fill in the Enter a greyhound to GAP form.

Contact details

If you would like further information on the Greyhound adoption program or have difficulties with the online application form, please contact the GAP office by telephone on 0437 705 979 or by email at gapadmin@tasracing.com.au.