Tasmania - Assistance animals

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Government information

Tasmania Government information

Tasmania government information about assistance animals can be found here.

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Organisations for training and support

Assistance Dogs Australia

If you have cerebral palsy, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis or other serious injuries you may be able to access a specially trained dog through the Assistance Dogs Australia ‘People with physical disabilities’ program. Learn more about the People with physical disabilities program

Assistance Dogs Australia also has programs for training dogs to help with conditions such as autism and posttraumatic stress disorder. Learn more about Assistance Dogs Australia’s services

AWARE Dogs Australia

AWARE Dogs Australia is a not-for-profit registered charity that you may be able to access an assistance dog if you are distressed, ill or disabled. Find out more about AWARE Dogs Australia

Local Area Coordinators (LACs)

If you are aged 7 and above, Local Area Coordinators (LACs) can link you to the NDIS and to mainstream and community supports in your area. You can ask your LAC about the supports available in your community, even if you're not eligible for an NDIS support plan. Find out more about how a Local Area Coordinator may be able to assist you


mindDog is a not-for-profit registered charity that offers a type of assistance dog called a psychiatric assistance dog, which you may be able to access if you have a mental health condition. Find out more about mindDog’s psychiatric assistance dogs