Current Events

National G2Z Summit


September 2019


Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

The Getting 2 Zero National Summit & Workshops is held every two years.

National and international speakers feature and share their success stories, innovative strategies and practical solutions to the issues surrounding homeless pets. The Summit is a wonderful opportunity to connect, learn and network with a wide range of sector and industry professionals.

THE 8TH NATIONAL G2Z SUMMIT & WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD 10 - 14 SEPTEMBER 2019 at the mantra on view on the GOLD COAST, queensland.

View the event page HERE.

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International Expert Visits



Nation wide

Dr Cindy Karsten and Trish McMillan have agreed to come back to Australia to consult and conduct training sessions.

We are seeking expressions of interest from those who might be interested in a facility visit or seminar from Trish McMillan (Shelter Animal Behaviour and Training expert) and Dr Cynthia Karsten (Shelter Medicine expert). The more people who are keen to avail themselves of this opportunity the less investment will be required for everyone.

There are many options available from a full facility audit, consultation and report with recommendations, an internal staff training session/s, a daylong seminar, advice on a specific problem or issue or any other options in between.

These two disciplines work incredibly effectively together and can improve efficiencies and save money and lives. If you want to know more about:

  • Managed Intake
  • Behaviour Assessments
  • Capacity for Care
  • Behaviour Modification
  • Disease Management
  • Enrichment
  • Data Analysis and Collection
  • Body Language and Handling
  • Best Practice Shelter Practices
  • Criteria Setting
  • Housing
  • Playgroups
  • Any other relevant issue

To discuss this opportunity please contact us here.



National Desexing Month 2019


1-31 July 2018


Nation wide

Thanks to the over 200 participating vet clinics around Australia, thousands of cats and dogs were desexed in National Desexing Month 2018! You can participate in 2019 by promoting desexing and offering special deals to encourage the community to desex their pet in July before the spring breeding season. 

To find out more about National Desexing Month visit the website at

If you are looking for support to desex your pet contact the NDN on 1300 368 992

Brisbane City Council residents in need of support to desex their cats can phone the National Desexing Network on 55099044, to find out if eligible and to receive a voucher.