AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) is a 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. In the last financial year, AMRRIC has facilitated veterinary programs in 92 different remote communities and homelands. During these programs 1015 dogs and cats were safely and humanely surgically desexed, and 6907 anti-parasite treatments were administered. Our education team completed 57 visits to 28 different communities and outstations where AMRRIC’s message that ‘healthy dogs contribute to a healthy community’ reached 790 adult community members, and 1074 students were engaged in our Be a Friend to Your Dog program.
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