(A) Racing Queensland
(RQ) has deferred the previous decision to require
all dogs to be microchipped for racing from 1 February 2012. This
follows discussions with QGBOTA around concerns over costs and
time. Although new plastic identification cards will be in use from
early next year microchipping of greyhounds now registered without
microchips will not be compulsory for the foreseeable future. This
is to allow for at least a proportion of non-microchipped dogs to
retire before reassessing the need to microchip all dogs.
Microchipping is still compulsory for naming registration and
transfer of ownership- no chip means no naming and no
transfer from 1 December 2011.
sessions for microchipping will still be held as planned to assist
any licensee needing to have their dogs microchipped for whatever
reason. Bookings can be made to minimize any waiting time.
Since April 2010 all greyhounds
whelped in Queensland have been microchipped and a microchip number
assigned to all records in relation to those dogs. All dogs that
are to be named, transferred, and registered in Queensland will
require microchipping. Racing Queensland will make available
microchipping services at major centres in December and if needed
in January for a fee of $20. If you wish to attend a Microchipping
session you must bring a Naming Application or
Racing Certificate for each greyhound.
General overview of kennelling time on a race day.
1. Greyhound is presented to the Steward for
2. Greyhound Identification Card or papers also
presented to official.
3. Stewards scans the greyhound to obtain the
unique microchip number.
4. The number is cross-checked with database,
card or papers.
5. Other greyhound particulars (earbrand,
colour, trainer etc) are verified.
6. Greyhound Identification is confirmed.
7. reyhound is weighed - as per current
8. Weight is recorded in weight card/book - as
pre current procedures.
9. Greyhound is presented to the on-course Vet
for vetting - as per current procedures.
10. Kennel pass is allocated - as per current
11. Greyhound is kenneling prior to racing - as
per current procedures.
As the new race day kenneling procedures are introduced the
Steward present on race day will be more than happy to explain any
of the new requirements and to answer any questions.
As part of these changes there will be a new style of RQ weight
cards. This new weight card includes a new section that is used to
record any offence records of strapping notations that were
previously placed on the back of the Certificate of
Other important points that you should know as a result of the
introduction of the new Greyhound Identification Card are:
You are required to present your Greyhound Identification Card
each time the greyhound races, failure to do so may result in the
greyhound being scratched.
Cut off dates for non microchipped dogs are as follows:
1st December 2011
No microchip no naming
1st December 2011
Transfer of ownership
No microchip no transfer
Brisbane and South East QLD Microchipping Times
For participants wishing to have their greyhound microchipped,
the following services will be available with Graham Haswell and
||Every Wednesday on trial nights
||6.00pm - 7.30pm (kennel block)
||Every Wednesday afternoon
||12:00pm - 2:00pm by appointment
||Training Track last Sunday of
||8.00am - 9.00am
Payment for the Microchipping must be invoiced to your RQ
account requiring the completion of an authorization form on the
Microchipping at other times is by appointment
Contact Phone Numbers: 0419 726773
For people who wish to have their adult greyhounds microchipped
in Northern Queensland, the following option is available.
Participants are able to purchase a GA approved microchip for
$10 per microchip which includes registered post to their preferred
The price of this microchip does not include
the implantation or registration of the microchip by an approved
implanter. These fees must be discussed with your preferred Vet as
all clinics will have various prices.
Order forms for the microchips are available
on our website under the forms section.
Please note this does not apply to litters.
The earbranding and Microchipping process for litters will
continue as normal.
Identification cards to replace registration papers in
Plastic identification cards will gradually be introduced as
part of the changes to identification procedures for greyhounds
being rolled out around Australia. Racing Queensland will continue
to conduct the naming process but will issue a card instead of
papers. The card will contain ear brand, microchip number and a set
of distinguishing features (DF set). Markings will not be shown, as
the primary identification will eventually be by microchip number
with ear brand and DF set as confirmation. A weight card will
continue to be used and will now contain any endorsements. ID cards
and weight cards (instead of paper registration) will be issued for
all new registrations commencing in the first quarter of 2012 at a
date to be confirmed.
As of January 1 2012 ALL greyhounds must be microchipped
if they are to race at ANY Victorian Race Track.