Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Hours:
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

About RSPCA ACT

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.

Trainee Animal Welfare Inspector – Full-time

RSPCA (ACT) Inc.

Trainee Animal Welfare Inspector – Full-time

RSPCA ACT, Canberra’s only full-service animal welfare charity, has an opportunity available for a trainee Inspector with progression to appointment as an Inspector. RSPCA ACT Inspectors investigate welfare complaints, give help and advice on animal care, carry out rescues, collect sick and injured animals, inspect animal establishments and bring alleged offenders to court. This role is rewarding in terms of making a difference to animal welfare and offers variety and daily challenges. The role is demanding and will call on all your judgement and personal skills. The emphasis is on working with people and you need to be able to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of people and agencies.

Essential requirements for this position include:

  • Qualifications in Investigations or equivalent or the capability and willingness to undertake training arranged by RSPCA ACT in order to attain the qualifications required of an Inspector.
  • A valid and current manual driver’s licence.
  • Basic knowledge of animal care and handling.
  • A demonstrated interest in animal welfare.
  • Physical fitness and good character.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals from both within and outside RSPCA ACT.
  • A high degree of motivation and the demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Qualifications in Veterinary nursing are desirable.

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

Job Description
Health Declaration
Personal Information Cover Sheet

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

Salary and conditions are in line with the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010 – Inspector Level 1. RSPCA ACT offers a number of employee benefits.

Your resume and covering letter complete with your responses to the selection criteria are to be forwarded to employment@rspca-act.org.au by COB 22 November 2019.

Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

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

RSPCA (ACT) Inc.

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 employment@rspca-act.org.au

Dog Training Services Coordinator – Part-time

RSPCA (ACT) Inc.

Dog Training Services Coordinator – Part-time

RSPCA ACT, Canberra’s only full-service animal welfare charity, wishes to fill the exciting new role of Dog Training Services Coordinator.

In this position, you will play an important role in administering and coordinating our public dog training services. A qualification in animal behaviour will be highly regarded. You will have excellent organisational and computer skills and be able to multitask. You must be a team play and share the values of RSPCA ACT.

Salary and conditions are in line with the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010, Level 2 – 3, depending on experience. This is a part-time position, approximately 15-20 hours a week; there will also be occasional after hours 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 employment@rspca-act.org.au. The job description includes the selection criteria which you will need to provide your written responses to. 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

Your resume and covering letter complete with your responses to the selection criteria are to be emailed to employment@rspca-act.org.au

Applications close COB 25 November 2019