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East Arnhem Regional Council Animal Management Program



The East Arnhem Regional Council Animal Management Program aims to improve the health and wellbeing of animals and improve the overall health and wellbeing of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the shire of East Arnhem in the Northern Territory.

The services include:

Although the council is committed to providing vet services, there is a need to ensure that this meets other key community needs with respect to animal control. Strengthening the animal control program through the development of policy that enables the development of formalised animal control has been highlighted as a key need. This includes developing appropriate local laws, consulting with community members, exploring options for animal population control, educating community members and developing skills and capacity within communities to support the program.

A key outcome of the Animal Management Program has been the allocation of funding for the employment of 10 local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Animal Management Workers.

The council works with Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC) to provide the services under the program and is funded though the Aboriginal Benefit Account.

Abstract adapted from East Arnhem Regional Council


East Arnhem Regional Council
Cnr of Chesterfield Circuit and Franklyn Street
Nhulunbuy NT 0880
PO Box 1060
Nhulunbuy NT 0881
Ph: (08) 8986 8986
Fax: (08) 8986 8999


Last updated: 22 May 2017
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