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We are dedicated to working with Indigenous people in remote and rural communities to improve animal and community health.

In remote Indigenous communities healthy dogs play an important role in the health of communities

AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) is a national not-for-profit charity led by veterinarians, academics, health and animal management professionals. We work within the One Health framework to improve the health and wellbeing of companion animals and, through this work, to improve the overall health and wellbeing of remote Indigenous communities.


"It’s clear that Indigenous people really love their dogs and that healthy dogs can play an important role in the social health of communities. Through AMRRIC, we can train both professional and community members in the best ways of maintaining the health of animals and their communities.” Dr Mark Lawrie


Our work is informed by a history of trusting relationships with remote communities, backed by evidence-based, best practice animal health programs. AMRRIC is focused on all areas of animal management in remote communities, including dog health and welfare, policy, research, education and capacity building of our stakeholders. Our members are diverse – Australian and international, veterinarians and veterinary students, non-veterinary professionals, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health and animal management workers, academics and members of the general public.

Our objectives are demonstrated in AMRRIC's programs

Our Reconciliation Action Plan

Reconciliation action plan 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

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Ph: 08 8948 1768
Fax: 08 8985 3454              

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P.O. Box 4829
Darwin NT 0801