AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) is a national not-for-profit charity that uses a One Health approach to coordinate veterinary and education programs in Indigenous communities.
Our One Health approach recognises the inextricable links between human, animal and environmental health and wellbeing. By working with remote Indigenous communities to improve the health of their pets, we are helping to create healthier, safer and happier communities.
We coordinate culturally sensitive programs in Indigenous communities around Australia, collaborating with communities to develop programs that meet their needs. During the last financial year, AMRRIC’s education team delivered programs to over 500 school students and community members. Our staff, partners and volunteers made more than 165 visits to communities and numerous outstations, desexing over 2,700 dogs, treating 7,365 dogs for internal and external parasites, and visiting over 1,500 homes to consult with pet owners.
The immediate objective of our One Health approach is pet populations that are healthy and desexed. However, in the long term, the focus of the One Health model is sustainability and capacity building, so that communities can confidently and effectively manage their own companion animal populations.
One Health Programs
Best Practice Approach
Staff and Volunteers
AMRRIC's RAP is an action plan to create meaningful relationships and sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. AMRRIC recognises the importance of reconciliation to Australia’s future and works every day to implement the process of reconciliation.
Please see the AMRRIC Reconciliation Action Plan