Applying for an assistance dog is not something that should be taken lightly and requires a great deal of support and time from you and your future mindDog.

Due to overwhelming demand mindDog has to restrict applications. From February 28, 2018, applications will only be accepted from 1st March to 30th April & 1st September to 31st October. This will be an annual arrangement i.e. applications will be open from 1st March to 31st April & 1st September to 31st October each year. There is no waiting list – applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. Applications which are submitted out of these months will not be accepted.

mindDog does not accept dogs which have been declared dangerous by your local council or any of the following breeds or types:

  • Japanese Tosa
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Presa Canario
  • American Pit Bull.

or any other breed prohibited from import to Australia.

Before you apply, please ensure:
  • Your dog is over 6 months of age and desexed.
  • You have read all the information on what an assistance dog is, how to care for your mindDog, the application process and training.
  • You are prepared for the commitment of training an assistance dog.

To submit your application, please use the form below. Alternatively, you can email your application directly to:




Please allow 3 business days for a reply.