• 27 Oct 2019 4:43 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to Michael Murtagh from Berri Barmera Council for winning Animal Management Officer of the Year Award at the 2019 Australian Institute of Animal Management Workshop in Darwin.

  • 19 Mar 2019 9:39 AM | Anonymous

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    The Official newsletter of the Australian Institute of Animal Management


    AIAM Workshops 

    23-25 October 2019

     This year the AIAM national Workshops are heading to Darwin.

    The three-day program will be held at the

    DoubleTree by the Hilton Hotel,116 The Esplanade, Darwin  

    Overlooking the famous Darwin Esplanade and offering stunning ocean views, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin offers easy access to Stuart Highway and Darwin International Airport, which is only a 15-minute drive.

    Accommodation options are plentiful and will also be available on site.

    Stay tuned to our social media pages for updates. 

    Sponsorship opportunities

    We couldn't do what we do without the generous support each year of our Workshop sponsors, member support partners and trade exhibitors. 

    There is high demand for products and services that support AMOs in the field. AMOs show keen interest in new, innovative or helpful Animal Management products and services. 

    If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities with AIAM, please make contact with our Sponsorship and Trade Exhibit Officer for further information.  


     AIAM Position Statement Update 

    The AIAM Committee has over time developed Position Statements on important topics for the industry. These have included Urban Animal Management in Disaster Planning, Barking Dogs and Permanent Identification Devices and are available to Members through the Resources tab on the AIAM website.

    The Committee has recently reviewed the Position Statement on Managing Dog Aggression in the Community and is looking for feedback prior to its adoption at the Annual General Meeting being held in Darwin in October this year.

    Firstly, the name has been updated to bring it more in line with the outcomes that we all want - Reducing dog bites to humans in the community. The body, intention and direction of the content has also been updated incorporating new learnings through Mr Jim Crosby M.S. CBCC-KA, our Keynote Speaker from Florida USA at the 2017 Workshops held in Caroline Springs, Victoria.

    At the Workshops Jim provided a rare insight into further investigation techniques and best practice for data capture formats with a focus on dog bite prevention.

     As your representatives, your feedback is important to us. Comments and suggestions can be emailed to the President by Friday,  31 May 2019.

    Please feel free to share other topics that you’d like a national position on.


    #G2Z2019 Call for Abstracts are open 

    G2Z are pleased to announce that the Call for Abstracts for the 8th National G2Z Summit are open.
    The theme for the 2019 Summit is Beyond The Shelter

    It will focus on the latest programs, practices and strategies that engage the community to effectively influence intake and achieve positive outcomes for our shelter and pound facilities.

    We seek answers to questions such as:

    • What can we do to prevent intake?
    • How can we reduce the numbers of homeless cats and dogs and the concerns the community has about them? 
    • How can we keep people and their pets together? 
    • How can companion animal management and sheltering be looked at from a broader perspective?
    • How can we empower owners, carers and those without pets to be a part of the solutions?

    If you have some answers to these questions through your own programs and innovations, we are now accepting abstracts for the 8th National G2Z Summit.

    Other topics relating to community welfare, animal welfare, and responsible pet ownership will also be investigated and addressed.

    The closing date for abstract submissions is 7/4/19

    View the guidelines for abstract submission here.

    Memberships due soon

    Memberships are due for renewal by 1 July 2019

    Renewals will be sent out shortly via email. 

    If you have any membership questions, please email the Membership Coordinator.

                                    Social Media
    Don’t forget to share the AIAM Facebook page and Twitter account with your colleagues. 

    It’s a great way to keep up to date with what is happening and share information. We look forward to seeing you joining in the conversation.



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  • 04 Oct 2018 6:28 PM | Deleted user

    Notice of 2018 AIAM Inc Annual General Meeting

    Date: 18 October 2018

    Venue: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Wine Country Drive, Lovedale NSW

    Time: 5pm

    Find out more at:

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  • 30 Sep 2018 6:17 PM | Deleted user

    Avoid the late registration fee and book your AIAM Workshop tickets now!

    Check out the workshop program and book your tickets here.

    We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks at the Workshops!

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  • 26 Sep 2018 5:01 PM | Deleted user

    If you're flying in to Newcastle for the Workshops and not hiring a car to see the sights and surrounds while you're in town,  check out the transfers timetable we have set up to get you to the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley stress free!

    Vineyard Shuttle Service will be providing 12 seater buses at various times both from the airport to the venue early in the week before the Workshops commence, through to Friday to help make planning your travel arrangements easier.

    Seats are limited, and at the low price of $25 won't last long, so book within 7 days for your best chance at your preferred timeslot. 

    Click here to make a booking now!!

  • 26 Sep 2018 4:59 PM | Deleted user

    AIAM Awards program submissions close 

    30 September 2018.

    Anyone can nominate fellow workmates or teams for one of the AIAM Awards. It may be someone who has influenced you, someone you work with or a team who has implemented great work in another municipality that has shown influential results in their community. 

    Nominate or find out more

  • 05 Sep 2018 8:42 PM | Deleted user

    Notice of 2018 AIAM Inc Annual General Meeting

    Date: 18 October 2018

    Venue: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Wine Country Drive, Lovedale NSW

    Time: 5pm

    Find out more at:

    Person in Gray Jacket Holding Pen

  • 26 Aug 2018 5:23 PM | Deleted user

    AIAM media release - Hunter Valley set to host national Local Government Conference

    The Australian Institute of Animal Management (AIAM) will be holding its annual Animal Management sector workshops at the Crowne Plaza in the Hunter Valley, 17-19 October 2018.

    The event will be officially opened by Cessnock City Council Mayor, Cr Bob Pynsett.

     A highlight for delegates will be  keynote speaker Dr Gabrielle Carter. Dr Carter is a Veterinarian and Specialist in Animal Behaviour. 

    For the last 15 years she has been helping owners solve their pet’s behaviour problems. Additionally she is involved in teaching animal behavior to veterinarians, veterinary nurses and veterinary students. 

    More recently, she served as Chief Veterinarian at the RSPCA Victoria, managing both their veterinary and animal behaviour services. 

    Dr Carter will be presenting on the common causes of aggression in dogs and more.

    AIAM’s President Ms Elke Tapley says “2018 marks the Institute’s 12th year in providing quality training workshops for Local Government Animal Management Officers and the sector, around the country”

    Ms Tapley said “our program for New South Wales will include research, strategy, dealing with dog aggression, Officer safety, animal hoarding and initiatives to reduce animal intake and euthanasia.”

    “We encourage Local Government employers to maximise the opportunities presented for officers, particularly locally in New South Wales.”

    Local Government Animal Management Officers (AMOs) throughout Australia are engaged daily in community animal control and regulation work. Their job is to maximize community health, safety and amenity by minimizing the negative social, environmental and financial impacts of inappropriately managed animals.


    Media contact:

    Marketing Coordinator, AIAM Inc


    Photo opportunities available at conference, during the opening and the Keynote speaker’s first session. 

    Visit our website for the conference program:

    About the Institute

    The main function of AIAM is to run an annual event which brings together Animal Management Officers, vets, animal welfare representatives, dog trainers, foster carers, and students undertaking research from across the country. We are expecting around 150 delegates to attend.

    To find out more visit or our Facebook page.

  • 16 Aug 2018 11:05 AM | Deleted user

    We couldn’t do what we do without the generous support of all our great sponsors.

    A big thank you to Ballarat Mailworks and our Gold Sponsor Dog and Cat Management Board SA (Good Dog SA Good Cat SA) for their regular support. 

    As well as Noble Canine Training, Behaviour & Consultancy, Four Paws K9 Training and Microchips Australia.

    We also would like to welcome Cessnock City Council as a Platinum Sponsor this year. 

    Thank you! 

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