Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI)

The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) is a non-profit research and education organization that is gathering, funding and sharing scientific research to demonstrate the positive health impacts of animals.

University of Queensland Animal-Assisted Interventions Alliance

Our research seeks to empirically demonstrate that live human-animal interaction has unique therapeutic effects for the general public, as well as for those populations with clinical dysfunction. Investigations will contribute to evidence-based practice in the field of animal-assisted interventions.

South Australian Dog and Cat Management Board

The Board accredits assistance dogs under SA’s Dog & Cat Management Act 1995. Board accreditation provides a dog with access to public places in South Australia. Other states & territories may have their own legislation covering assistance dogs.


Before funding an assistance animal, the NDIA will consider whether an assistance animal is a reasonable and necessary support that will meet your needs and help you pursue your goals.To consider if an assistance animal is a reasonable and necessary support, the NDIA requires evidence in writing.

Department of Veteran Affairs

Fee schedule for eligible veterans to engage with medicare registered animal-assisted allied health professional including Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists, Mental Health OTs, and Mental Health Social Workers.

Human-Animal Interaction Section 13 Division 17 American Psychological Association

The Section on Human Animal Interaction: Research & Practice, of Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association is dedicated to professional and scholarly activities that advance the understanding of human-animal interactions as they relate to psychology.

International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ)

The International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) formed in 1991. A supportive organization for scientific & scholarly study of human-animal interactions. ISAZ is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization with worldwide, multi-disciplinary membership of students, scholars & interested professionals

Animals & Society Institute

An American non-profit scholarly organization that works to expand knowledge about human-animal relationships, develop knowledge and resources in the field of human-animal studies, and create resources to address the relationship between animal cruelty and other forms of violence.

Victoria Public Transport

You can apply for an Assistance Animal Pass if you need your animal to help manage your disability while you use public transport.

Queensland Government

Guide, hearing and assistance dogs

Human Rights Commision Complaints

If you are an assistance dog handler and have been discriminated against you can lodge a complaint under the relevant state body, through your assistance dog training organisation or through the Human Rights Commission

Animal-Assisted Interventions International

AAII is a non-profit association and coalition of practitioners, individuals or organizations that has a strong foundation of positive interactions with people and animals, at all stages in the AAII continuum

Assistance Dogs International

Assistance Dogs International, Inc. (ADI) is a worldwide coalition of non-profit programs that train and place Assistance Dogs. Founded in 1986 from a group of seven small programs, ADI has become the leading authority in the Assistance Dog industry.