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Animal Welfare Directory

AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) –


Ms Julia Hardaker
Phone: (08) 8948 1768
Fax: (08) 8941 8813
Email: info@amrric.org
Website: www.amrric.org


P.O. Box 1464


AMRRIC’s mission is to help raise the personal health standards of Indigenous peoples by improving the health of companion animals in rural and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Our vision; Rural and remote Indigenous communities that are healthy and safe for people and animals.


The Intent of AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities):


  • Improve the overall health of communities by improving the health of their companion animals.
  • Develop sustainable, evidence-based models of companion animal care that can be delivered in partnership with Indigenous communities and other stakeholders
  • Work with stakeholders to encourage Indigenous communities to be engaged in culturally appropriate, sustainable animal management programs
  • ·Partner Governments, NGOs and communities to develop and implement effective animal management policies at national, state and local government level
  • Facilitate the provision of a range of culturally sensitive and professionally accountable education and training programs and conferences for vets, Environmental/Public health workers, Indigenous community members and community employees
  • Work with stakeholders to develop principles / protocols and accreditation for health professionals and other individuals that deliver animal health and welfare programs in Indigenous communities
  • Heighten and broaden community awareness of Indigenous health and animal welfare and management issues through advocacy and communication programs
  • Encourage and facilitate appropriate and culturally sensitive research programs to underpin and inform effective Indigenous animal management programs

Recent Accomplishments of AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities):



NaNational Environmental Health Worker Handbook funded by the NT Department of Environmental Health ihas been launched.


·         The Manual
One of AMRRIC’s most significant achievements has been the production of the online Manual Conducting Dog Health Programs in Indigenous Communities: A Veterinary Guide. This is the first and only guide available that supports effective and sustainable animal management programs in remote Indigenous communities.