Who is GOTBA Victoria?

GOTBA Victoria is The Greyhound Owners Trainers Breeders Association of Victoria Inc, a volunteer run, not-for-profit association whose elected Committee works for our members, with our Industry regulator Greyhound Racing Victoria on the constant betterment of greyhound racing, whilst co-operating with all clubs and interested parties.

GOTBA Victoria seeks to safeguard and promote the interest of all members, including owners, trainers, interested persons, attendees and breeders of greyhounds in Victoria.  We aim to encourage and foster the success of greyhound racing as well as improving the welfare and retirement of greyhounds and the education of participants.

In the words of our president, Sandra Reed:

“The Greyhound Owners, Trainers, Breeders Association of Victoria, a volunteer-run not-for-profit member-based organisation, is fighting hard for the betterment of the sport.  We will engage in discussions on matters crucial to the sport and work with others to develop practical solutions for improvement. We are passionate about promoting, facilitating and protecting greyhound racing, its dogs and its participants, and we want to nurture a community that values greyhound racing as an enjoyable, safe and inclusive sport.”

To learn more about the history of GOTBA Victoria, click here.

Who are the Current Committee?

2018 Committee Members

  • President - Sandra Reed 
  • Co-Vice Presidents - Robert Britton & Lynton Hogan
  • Treasurer - Leeanne Crawford
  • Secretary - Gayle Osbourne
  • General Committee - John Reid, John Cheeseman, Karen Leek, Geoff Miles, Brian Selleck

Annual General Meetings

The Annual General Meeting of the GOTBA is usually held in November at Sandown Greyhound Racing Club. New Committee Members are elected at the AGM but to be eligible, a nominator must be a current financial member of GOTBA with a minimum of 12 months membership.  Committee positions are a 3 year term.

Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM but non-members must apply for membership and pay the joining fee on the night.  For further details, please contact the Committee by email to gotbav@gmail.com or leave voicemail at 0423 567 620.

GOTBA Victoria Rules

GOTBA Victoria is an incorporated Association (Reg # A0017661V) that is governed by it's Rules (also known as the Constitution).  The Rules are a written document which guides how GOTBA operates and also forms a contract between GOTBA and it's members.  It sets out the Association's purpose and lists the rights and responsibilities of both members and office holders, amongst other things.

Members have the right to inspect the Rules and may request a copy of the Rules, in writing.

For more information regarding incorporated Associations, visit https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/clubs-and-fundraising/incorporated-associations/running-an-incorporated-association

Helping Hand Fund

For confidential information on applying for a grant from the Helping Hand Fund, please contact John Reid on 0400 270 039.

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