Opening Hours

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

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.

RSPCA ACT Qualified or Enrolled Cert IV Veterinary Nurse Permanent Part-time or Casual

RSPCA ACT Veterinary Clinic is seeking a nurse to join their team 2-3 days per week. Each day varies and duties include surgical and medical nursing, client education, and administration.


We are looking for a candidate that is a team player, who is self-motivated, adaptable, has excellent time-management and communication skills, and thrives in a busy, supportive environment.


RSPCA ACT offers :

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


What we are looking for:

  • Appropriate qualifications or ability to obtain
  • 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
  • Physical and mental fitness is imperative! Working with animals is hard physical work and can be mentally demanding.


Salary and conditions are in line with the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010, Level 2 - 4, depending on experience and qualifications.  The role may include working 1 in 4 Saturdays.

We work and hire by RSPCA ACT values which you can read on our website. If you don't feel that you can live these values while at work, then this role is not for you. 



How to apply:

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


Job Description
Health Declaration
Personal Information Cover Sheet

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.