Vacancies: AMRRIC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee

AMRRIC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee – vacancies

AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) is a national not-for-profit organisation that works in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to improve the health and wellbeing of their companion animals. In doing so, we are helping to create healthier, safer and happier communities. The core values of AMRRIC are: respect, accountability, integrity, outcomes focus, interconnectedness. We work collaboratively , partnering with a wide range of stakeholders and undertaking and advocating for a One Health One Wellbeing approach.

AMRRIC’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee, established in 2017, brings the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities into the planning, design, delivery, and evaluation of AMRRIC’s animal management services and programs.  The Advisory Committee’s purpose is to provide advice and support to the AMRRIC Board and program operations.


The roles

AMRRIC is seeking expressions of interest for vacancies on our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee consists of nine positions, and seeks to have representation from a diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities nationally, incorporating a broad range of views, experience, skills, gender and geography.

The Advisory Committee currently has 3 vacant positions and is seeking people who are interested in representing the views of their communities in order to better guide and tailor AMRRIC’s work.  To enhance the governance support that the committee provide to AMRRIC, the Advisory Committee are particularly interested in recruiting persons who:

  • have close ties to communities and can be a representative voice for their community;
  • are engaged with or have an interest in public and/or environmental health;
  • are engaged with remote regional councils; and/or
  • are interested in the health and wellbeing of companion animals.


Responsibilities required

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, passionate about the health and wellbeing of people and their companion animals in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Commitment to a maximum term of three years, with a commitment to attend at least two scheduled meetings per year (often in a face-to-face capacity, where possible), plus additional meetings as called by the Committee.


Fees for attendance at AMRRIC meetings and other approved business is available. AMRRIC will arrange and meet the costs of necessary accommodation, travel and associated expenses to attend meetings and any other approved related business.

Committee members also have the opportunity to participate in governance training opportunities, alongside the AMRRIC Board.


AMRRIC is privileged to be immersed in work that values and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and is committed to facilitating pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as part of our commitment to reconciliation.


To apply

Please download the Expression of Interest form below.  Once completed this form can be returned by email to below:

  • Email: using the subject line: Advisory Committee Application
  • Please mark to the attention of: Brooke Rankmore, CEO
  • For more information, please also email and provide a suitable contact number and an appropriate time(s) to contact.

Applications close midnight, 23rd January 2022

Applications will be reviewed as they are received by the CEO and Chair of the Advisory Committee and a response provided at earliest convenience, noting the AMRRIC office will be closed 24th December to 9th January (inclusive) and correspondence received during this time will be responded to after AMRRIC’s reopening on the 10th January.

Michelle Hayes
Author: Michelle Hayes