Opening Hours

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

Louise Douglas

RSPCA ACT Board Member

Louise joined the RSPCA ACT Board in 2011 and was President from November 2013 until February 2017.

Louise trained as a historian specialising in Australian history and began a lifelong career in cultural heritage and museums when she joined Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum in 1984. She came to Canberra in 1994 to join the National Museum of Australia and recently retired as Assistant Director. She retains her love of Australian history and is a doctoral candidate in history at the Australian National University.  

Through her membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, she has sharpened her knowledge of contemporary governance practice for not-for-profit and charity organisations. Louise is on the Board of the ACT government’s Cultural Facilities Corporation and the International Committee of Museums (Australia). 

Louise has been an animal lover since childhood as a result of her parents operating an informal refuge for stray and injured dogs, cats and wildlife on the edge of Sydney’s bush suburbs. As a dog lover, she is a member of the ACT Rescue and Foster organisation and as always had rescue dogs as part of her family.