Opening Hours

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

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

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.

Executive Assistant/Communications Officer – Full-time


Executive Assistant/Communications Officer – Full-time, Monday to Friday

  • 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 team.

The successful applicant will be providing high level support and assistance to the CEO, managing and developing external communications through traditional and social media channels, and providing back-up administrative support to RSPCA ACT. You will also be responsible for the RSPCA ACT membership program.

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 computer skills using Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel and experience using 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.

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

Job Description

Health Declaration

Personal Information Cover Sheet

Your resume, covering letter and responses to the selection criteria are to be forwarded to

Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered

Applications close on 29/01/19

Veterinarians – Full-time, Part-time, Casual and New Grads


Veterinarians – Full-time, Part-time, Casual and New Grads

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.

The RSPCA ACT is currently seeking highly motivated, experienced and skilled veterinarians with a passion for good people relationships and high-quality animal care and welfare to join our team in Weston Creek. You will be working with 2 experienced veterinarians and be supported by our team of trained nurses. The clinic is fully equipped with digital X-ray, ultrasound, Im3 dental equipment and in house Idexx diagnostics.

There is a large and varied workload which includes providing veterinary support to our RSPCA ACT inspector cruelty cases, looking after the health of our shelter animals and in the future, operating a small animal clinic that focuses on desexing and preventative health. Reporting to the Vet Clinic manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that a high standard of animal care and customer service is provided in compliance with legal requirements.

There are opportunities to join us on either a full time, part time or casual basis that may require weekends, some public holiday and on-call work. We also welcome New Grads to apply.

RSPCA ACT offers a number of employee benefits.

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