Opening Hours

  • Most Days: 9am - 5pm, Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm
  • Viewing of Animals - Daily: 10am - 4pm      
  • Sundays and Public Holidays: CLOSED

How We Govern Ourselves

RSPCA Australia is a federated organisation made up of the eight state and territory RSPCA Societies. RSPCA Australia establishes national policies and positions on animal welfare issues, and works with government and industry to ensure these issues are addressed. The RSPCA Australia Member Societies, which are separate legal and financial entities operating independently, are:

RSPCA ACT RSPCA Darwin Regional Branch
RSPCA New South Wales RSPCA Queensland
RSPCA South Australia RSPCA Tasmania
RSPCA Victoria RSPCA Western Australia

RSPCA Australia Board Member Society Boards
Each of the RSPCA Member Societies is governed by a Board of elected members who preside over the organisation. Each Board meets regularly to review progress, determine strategic ways forward, develop local and state-level policy and prepare input into national RSPCA policy and procedure. The Board is led by the President.

Each Member Society Board nominates one of its Directors to also sit on the Board of RSPCA Australia. In addition to these eight nominated Directors, a recruited Chair and up to two recruited Directors are appointed. The current RSPCA Australia Directors are:

Mr. Gary Humphries
Ms. Jill Bottrall
Mr. Simon Froude Mr. Ian Cowie
Ms. Louise Douglas Ms. Deborah Hambleton
Ms. Stephanie Hawkins Ms. Bronwyn Hughes
Dr. Richard Russell Ms. Eileen Thumpkin
Dr. Peter Wright  

The Board of RSPCA Australia meets several times a year to oversee the organisation and plan the future direction for the RSPCA. All draft new and amended animal welfare policies are referred by the Board of RSPCA Australia to a meeting of Members, where they require a unanimous vote in order to be adopted.