Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs offer the safety and independence Tasmanians living with blindness or low vision need to move safely and confidently around their communities, and fulfill their potential. They provide safety, independence, and companionship.

Apply for a Guide Dog

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

Phone: (03) 6232 1222


Black labrador lying down, wearing white Guide Dog harness


  • A Guide Dog has full public access rights in accordance with the Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs Act, 1967

Eligibility includes

  • Over 16 years of age
  • Legally Blind
  • Resident of Tasmania

Dog selection process

  • Successfully completed formal training to IGDF standards with the Guide Dog program

Matching process

  • Successful completion of a Guide Dog Interview and Assessment
  • General health of the client
  • Dog and client compatibility
  • Matching walking speed
  • Experience
  • Temperament of the participant and dog

“Yoda is my eyes and without him, I wouldn’t have the confidence to travel to so many places. His help means so much to me, and I want to make sure another Tasmanian is able to experience the assistance I’ve received.”

Phil, Guide Dog Handler

Apply for a Guide Dog