Advancing the understanding, acceptance and accessibility of animal-assisted services for those in need.


Australia’s leading institution for promoting the prevention and management of mental illness, disability, disease and human suffering using animal-assisted services.


• Transparency
• Health
• Equality
• Respect
• Animals
• Partnership
• Yielding Positive Outcomes

Animal-Assisted Services

Animals Helping Humans

Animal Therapies Ltd (ATL) connects those in need with animal-assisted services that may prevent or help manage disability, illness and suffering. This includes people at risk of, or who are, experiencing mental illness, eye disease, hearing impairment, seizures, asthma, life threatening allergies, diabetes, fluctuating blood pressure, cerebral palsy, autism, post traumatic stress, episodic or serious medical crises, disability, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injury and other physical, neurological or psychological conditions.

If in crisis, in need of immediate support or concerned for your safety:

Call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

If you are currently experiencing any form of violence or abuse, or are concerned for your safety, call 000.


ATL celebrating NAIDOC

Friday 19 July 2024, 8am – Online event

Join ATL and Fran Dobbie, Aboriginal and Media Consultant who is Supply Nation (Certified) Registered to celebrate NAIDOC. This years theme is ‘Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud’.

Fran Dobbie, a Yuin woman from the South Coast of NSW, is the Director of Earthstar Productions, a diverse company that presents awareness and inner strength through the medium of film, television and interactive leadership and cultural awareness workshops.

Fran is also a teacher and educator who can navigate the correct processes and protocols to ensure cultural sensitivity.

The Animal Therapies Ltd conference was a most professional, engaging and collegiate experience. I learnt a great deal, and am delighted to be part of this most important and developing area of care for others.

Listen to our Podcast

Animal Therapies Ltd’s Podcast

Paws for Thought is a podcast about animals changing human lives for the better. Anecdotally we know about the therapeutic powers of animals but the science and research are now validating those beliefs. Animal-assisted services is a recognised field worldwide and through this podcast we hope to educate, entertain and raise awareness among listeners about the countless ways that animals are helping humans.


At Animal Therapies Ltd we would like to acknowledge those that have walked this land before us in all their forms.

We respect the traditional custodians and value their cultural heritage and spiritual connections across all the lands of Australia. These connections are evident in their ceremonies, the natural landmarks, sacred objects embedded in the landscapes, the animals, the waterways and the storytelling.

We sincerely acknowledge and give thanks to our Elders past and present and your Elders past and present for they are the knowledge holders and wise ones that have guided us to where we are today.

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