Oceania – Australia & New Zealand


Welcome to the web pages for ADI’s third regional chapter – Oceania. In the pages you can find specific information helpful to assistance dog programs and partnerships in Australia and New Zealand.


ADI Oceania was launched in 2012, bringing together assistance dog programs in Australia and New Zealand.

Oceania Board

  • Richard Lord, Assistance Dogs Australia, Chairperson
  • Jody Hogan, Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust of New Zealand, Deputy Chairperson
  • Joanne Baker, Righteous Pups
  • Lindy Hennekam, RSB Guide Dogs
  • David Horne, Lions Hearing Dogs Inc.

Access and Laws

The following links provide access to various Federal and State laws regarding assistance dogs:

Australian Laws

New Zealand Laws

Contact ADI Oceania

[email protected]

ADI Oceania Members:


New Zealand