Autism Assistance Dogs

Autism Assistance Dogs are trained to help improve the quality of life for autistic children aged between 3 and 8 years old, and their families. 

They support children with: 

• Social and motor skills 

• Safety 

• Companionship

• Emotional support.  

They have shown to improve sleep, allow for easier transition to new or different environments and reduce isolation by removing many challenges associated with social interactions and outings.

An Autism Assistance Dog has the same public access rights as a Guide Dog

To apply for an Autism Assistance Dog, please download the application form and return the completed form to us at PO Box 82, Hobart TAS 7000.

We require signed, hardcopy forms to adhere with current standards.

Download Application Form

For more information, please contact our Guide Dog Services Department:

Phone: (03) 6232 1222


little boy next to a dog in a coat

“In just the few weeks Vinnie been here, he’s already made a massive positive difference to the potential of what’s possible for Lucas”

Natalie, mother of child placed with Autism Assistance Dog