Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Hours:
(by appointment only)

Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm

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

Employment Opportunities

RSPCA ACT offers a range of exciting roles at a variety of levels. From time to time, opportunities become available and are filled through a merit-based process. Core skills needed for all roles at RSPCA ACT include:

An empathy for and understanding of animal welfare
Outgoing personality embodying a willingness to always improve
Loyalty, honesty, integrity and personal maturity
Able to balance passion with integrity and common sense

RSPCA adopts an equal employment philosophy. Successful candidates are required to submit a police check and in some circumstances, a medical examination may be sought.

RSPCA ACT offers:
Free parking
Subsidised Veterinary Care for your pet
A range of other employee benefits

Available Positions


RSPCA ACT’s mission is the prevention to cruelty to animals in the ACT. We are the only animal shelter for all species, as well as, full time animal welfare Inspectorate in the greater Canberra community. Our 60+ staff members and hundreds of volunteers care for thousands of abused, neglected, abandoned, injured, sick and unwanted animals every year.

Click here to read more about our history and our mission.

Communications & Engagement Officer - Full Time

  • Do you have creative flair, the talent to develop marketing ideas, and to curate and write content in a Not-For-Profit environment?
  • Ever wanted to use the words ‘floofy’, ‘fur-companion’, ‘snuggly’ or ‘goofy’ at work?
  • Would you enjoy talking about animals ALL day?
  • Are puns and memes a part of your life?
  • Can you multitask by holding a cat in your lap while speaking to the media?

RSPCA ACT, Canberra’s much loved and respected animal welfare charity, has an exciting opportunity available for an enthusiastic, creative and highly organised individual to join our marketing team.

The successful applicant will report to the Manager of Fundraising and Marketing, and will work closely with the CEO in conceptualising, managing and developing the organisations' communication through traditional and social media channels.

Attention to detail will be a strength and your exceptional communication and writing skills will leave you able to build effective relationships both internally and externally. The ideal candidate will also have advanced computer skills using Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel and experience using a variety of social media platforms.

Salary and conditions are in line with the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010, Level 4 – 5, depending on experience. This is a full-time position and there will be occasional after hours work and weekend work. RSPCA ACT also offers a number of employee benefits.

How to apply:

Download the documents listed below and email the forms and your completed application, including cover letter and resume, to The job description includes the selection criteria which you will need to provide your written responses to.

Job Description
Health Declaration 
Personal Information Cover Sheet

It is essential that you provide your written responses to the selection criteria to be considered for the role.

Applications close COB 20th January 2022.

Veterinarians – Part-time, Casual, New Grad

Part-time, Casual, New Grad

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ACT is Australia’s prominent animal welfare organisation. We provide a strong voice for animals experiencing cruelty and neglect. The RSPCA ACT is committed to the care and welfare of animals, providing extensive professional facilities, including a fully equipped veterinary hospital with dedicated staff to care for animals.

We currently have part-time and casual opportunities for either experienced and/or junior veterinarians looking to extend their skills and knowledge in shelter medicine and provide limited health services to the general public’s animals.

RSPCA ACT offers:

  • Flexible hours to enjoy a family friendly work-life balance
  • AVA membership
  • Support to continue professional development
  • A happy supportive team
  • An environment to share your passion for animal welfare
  • An interesting mix of consulting, treatment and surgical opportunities.


What we are looking for:

  • Appropriate Veterinary Science qualifications with registration for Veterinary’s Board of ACT.
  • A great work ethic
  • A team player
  • A passion for animal welfare
  • A passion for fostering great customer relations
  • Experience in not-for-profit would be an advantage
  • Experience with wildlife would be an advantage

To apply for the position you will need to download the following documents:

Job Description
Health Declaration
Personal Information Cover Sheet

Applications are to be emailed to