Opening Hours

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

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


Friday 23rd December - Closed
Saturday 24th December - Closed
Sunday 25th December - Closed
Monday 26th December - Closed
Tuesday 27th December - Closed
Wednesday 28th December - 9am - 5am (Viewing of animals 10am -3am) 
Thursday 29th December - 9am - 5am (Viewing of animals 10am -3am) 
Friday 30th December - 9am - 5am (Viewing of animals 10am -3am) 
Saturday 31st December - Closed
Sunday 1st January - Closed
Monday 2nd January- Closed

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.

Marketing and Fundraising Team Assistant- Full time 38 hours per week


RSPCA ACT has a rare opportunity for an admin super-star to join our passionate marketing team as the Marketing and Fundraising Team Assistant. This is a ground floor opportunity to join the RSPCA ACT and embark on a challenging but highly rewarding career.

We are currently seeking an outgoing, personable and a detail-oriented person to join our team.  You will be heavily involved in the day-to-day support of the team as you will process incoming fundraising revenue, ensure that the Customer Relations Management system is kept up to date and provide supporter care to our donors.

The ideal candidate will also have high level computer skills in a range of software including Microsoft Word and Excel. You will need to have an attention for detail as you will work closely with a range of platforms to import data into the CRM. You will have strong verbal and written communication skills to build effective relationships with our supporters.

If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

This position may include weekend work, at events.  Additional hours and duties at peak times such as events may be required. 

Salary and conditions are in line with the Clerks Private Sector Award 2010, Level 2-3 plus super.  RSPCA ACT also offers a number of employee benefits. 

Download & complete the documents listed. The job description includes the selection criteria. 

Job Description         

Health Declaration

Personal Information Cover Sheet

Your resume and covering letter complete with your responses to the selection criteria are to be forwarded to

Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered.

Due to the overwhelming amount of applications we receive, contact will only be made with candidates we select for our shortlist.

Community Education Engagement Coordinator- Part Time Hours: 30 hours per week


Community Education Engagement Coordinator

Part Time Hours: 30 hours per week


Do you want to inspire generations of Canberrans to understand, co-exist with, and treat our pets, livestock, and wildlife better?

Show your passion for animal welfare by helping RSPCA ACT educate, & collaborate with, our community! 

This position is centered on our education programs, working with children and local community groups, to deliver core RSPCA animal welfare messages in line with RSPCA’s mission and values.  These include Kids ‘n’ Kritters, Junior SupPawter program, AWARE, Incursions and community visits.

RSPCA continues to work very hard on ensuring our community has access to these messages to foster a positive and bright future for animals within the ACT. 

Our aim is to expand these programs to our broader community and corporate partners as well with the help of our Education & Community Outreach Coordinator.  

To be a strong contender for this position you will need:

  • A Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • At least 2 years in a similar role
  • A passion for animal welfare and education
  • Have exemplary communication skills for a variety of school children, community groups, individuals, and corporate stakeholders
  • Proficiency with the use of Microsoft Office and online video programs such as Zoom or MS Teams
  • A current Working with Vulnerable People registration
  • A current driving licence
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Honesty, reliability and willingness to take instruction

 Salary and conditions are in line with the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010, Level 4-5 depending on experience. 

How to apply:

Download the documents listed below and return the forms and your completed application, including cover letter and resume,


The job description includes the selection criteria to which you will need to provide your written responses.

 If you do not provide any responses to the selection criteria you will not be considered for the role.


Job Description

Health Declaration

Personal Information Cover Sheet