Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 3pm

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

COVID-19 Impact 2021

At RSPCA ACT we’ve modified some of our operating procedures for our staff and visitors.

Our Covid-19 guidelines are to make sure that we can continue to provide high-quality care to all our animals at the shelter who depend on us. This means continuing to wear masks indoors and practicing social distancing.

Remember to check our social media page for any urgent updates and read on below for more information about our different shelter safety protocols.

Cruelty Reports

Cruelty matters can still be reported to our Inspectorate here and we will respond as possible.


Adoptions are currently by application only. View all the animals available for adoption.
Once you have viewed the animals, you can put in an application to adopt and come meet them here.

Dog Training

Dog Training School classes are running as scheduled with an online orientation and in person classes at the shelter. There are no more “Basics” classes beginning this year. Classes for 2022 will open for booking in December.
Find out more information about our Dog Training School.

Desexing Clinic

Operating as normal, bookings can be made online or by calling. Find out more about our Desexing clinic.
Please note that bookings will close from Monday 20th December and reopen Friday 14th January.

Retail Store

Our retail store is open for business with a maximum 6 customers in the store at one time. During peak business hours there may be a wait to enter.
Injured and stray animals may be brought in during business hours as usual.
Physical donations may be brought into the Pet Adoption Centre. Please check the list here for items that we do not accept:

Christmas Trees

Real Christmas Trees are available again at RSPCA ACT! On sale from Saturday 27th November until Wednesday 22nd December (or whilst stocks last). Online purchasing will be available in November.

Kids n Kritters Education Workshops

Our Kids n Kritters workshops will be returning in December with our Christmas Elves sessions.
We will also be running workshops in January 2022, learning about reptiles, kitten care and dog communication, along with our new ‘Mini Kids n Kritters’ sessions which are especially for preschool/kindergarten students.

COVID Safe Information

  • A COVID Safety plan is in place for all sessions.
  • COVID Safe drop off and pick up arrangements will be detailed upon booking
  • If restrictions or the COVID risk do change we will notify participants of any new arrangements of cancellations as soon as possible
  • In line with current and anticipated COVID-19 restrictions, participant numbers will be limited to 6 per session, and sessions will run for 1.5 hours only.

Bookings for both our Christmas Elves sessions and January Kids n Kritters workshops will be open from 8th December 2021 here.
If you have any questions, or would like to be added to our Kids n Kritters mailing list, please let us know at

Community Visits to the Shelter

Community visits of more than 5 people (including support staff) can be facilitated from February 2022.
Smaller groups will be considered from November 2021 onwards for short shelter tours. Please contact us at to discuss. A COVID Safe Plan will be in place for all visits.


Incursions will resume from January 2022, with bookings available now. Bookings are limited as programs can only be facilitated at one service per day.
If you would like to discuss your incursion or any COVID safety requirements, please contact us at

Corporate Support Days

Corporate support days will resume from January 2022. Book and reserve your interest for next year.