Delta Society Australia is a national non-profit organisation.  We believe that the human-animal bond improves our quality of life and leaves lasting paw prints on our hearts.


There is a special kinship shared between dogs and people of all ages. Attention from a dog can brighten your day, make you feel loved and, as has been scientifically proven to improve overall health and well-being.


We believe that a better relationship between people and dogs will lead to a more enriched and fulfilled life for humans and dogs alike. 

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Our People


Chief Executive Officer

Melinda Farrell

Institute Course/Membership Co-ordinator 

Lila Tillman

Paws the Pressure Co-ordinator

Elizabeth Thompson

National Therapy Dogs Manager

Kate Kyiet

NSW State Therapy Dogs Co-ordinator

Kyla Walker

QLD State Therapy Dogs Co-ordinator

Angela Sharpe


Office Administrator

Tracey Johns

VIC State Therapy Dogs Co-ordinator

Rachel Muraca

TAS State Dog Safe Co-ordinator

Anne Boxhall

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Delta Society Australia accredit my dog as a companion dog?

Delta Society Australia cannot assess or accredit dogs for work outside of our program. Volunteer Delta Therapy Dog Teams visit facilities that have signed an agreement with us. We are unable to provide companion animal certification.

Can a Delta therapy dog visit my home?

Delta Volunteer Delta Therapy Dog Teams can only visit facilities that we have signed agreement with us. At the moment, we do not visit people's own homes.

Can I get a dog for a disabled family member or friend?

Dogs who are trained to personally support one person with a special need or disability are called Assistance Dogs. Please contact Assistance Dogs Australia who provide accredited dogs to assist people with special needs and disabilities.

Can Delta provide my dog with public access certifcation?

No, we are not authorised to provide this certification. You should contact your local Government department that looks after this area to see what is required. Legislation can vary by state governments and councils.

Can Delta assess my cat,horse, etc. to be a therapy animal?

At this stage, our programs only involve dogs.