Opening Hours

General Hours: 
Most Days: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays:  10am - 5pm
CLOSED: Sundays and Public Holidays

Animal Viewing Hours:  10am - 4pm
Saturdays: 9am - 4pm

12 Barks of Christmas

Online ticket sales have closed. Tickets are available at the door from 3:30pm on Sunday.

NEW DATE AND LOCATION! Our event has moved to our Weston Shelter!

Due to the wet weather we have moved the event to Sunday, 10th of December. RSPCA ACT are hosting our 12 Barks of Christmas Carols event here at the shelter! Bring the whole family, including your four legged canine of course and kick off the festive season!

Sing along to choirs and bands and indulge in delicious food and drinks from markets and treat your pooch to some cute Christmas gifts from the RSPCA ACT Retail Stall! Best of all, all proceeds go towards the animals in care at the RSPCA ACT shelter.

View Event Map

View Parking Map




12 Kirkpatrick St,



Sunday, 10th December 2017


Event runs from 4PM - 7PM


PP0A9259e.jpg  PP0A9313e.jpg


Christmas is also known as silly season, so get festive with Christmas attire! Come dressed with reindeer ears, santa hats, bells, elf outfits or get creative!

Sensational prizes will be awarded to the most “Christmassy” dressed on the night so it is sure to be a jolly good time.

Activities include
  • Christmas Carols
  • Live music
  • Santa Paws Photobooth
  • Dog Activities
  • RSPCA ACT Retail Store
  • Delicious Food
  • Refreshing Bar
  • Giving Tree
Got Questions?

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you would like further information about the event please contact us at


Pre-booking your tickets online is the best way to make sure to guarantee your entry for a night of dogs and carols. All funds raised from the sale of tickets will go towards caring for the unwanted, abused, neglected and homeless animals spending Christmas at our shelter. Limited tickets are available so make sure to book now!


Ticket Prices

Ticket Type


On the Day Price

Adult 17+   $30.00
Concession and Students   $20.00
Child - 3 to 17 years old   $15.00
Family - 2 adults and up to 3 children   $75.00

*Tickets available to purchase online until 5pm Friday 8th December 2017.

Icon Water Santa Paws Photobooth – A Santa photo with your dogs!

At this year's '12 Barks of Christmas Carols' on the 10th December Santa is making a very special appearance and can't wait to meet Canberra's pooches! Reportedly Santa has already packed his pockets with doggy treats and is looking forward to celebrating the holidays with you!

Bookings are not necessary. Photos can be purchased on the day.

Santa Paws Prices:

  • $25.00 Digital Images on USB (we supply)
  • $35.00 Digital Images on USB (we supply) + Christmas Card Pack

Need more information? Feel free to call us on 02 6287 8109 or email