Opening Hours

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

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


RSPCA ACT is excited to offer Incursions for Preschools, Primary schools, Out of School Hours Care and Childcare. Incursions are perfect for larger groups who are unable to physically visit the shelter. Through these sessions, we aim to promote empathy for animals, understanding of the role of the RSPCA ACT, and an understanding of how to care for pets with respect and love.

Please note that none of our Incursions include live animals. Our shelter animals often come to us scared or stressed and aren’t ready to travel to meet large groups. We do however, bring lots of plush animals to meet, and include some photos and information on some of our current residents!

To find out more please email us at Booking requests can be made using the form below – please note that this is a request only and will be confirmed within 5 working days.

We currently offer 2 Incursion Types:

Early Childhood (suitable for 3 – 5 year olds)

Activities are focused on empathy for animals, and safety.

An Early Childhood Incursion will typically include:

An animal care themed story We have a range of quality children's literature which helps us to discuss animal care and shelter animals with young children.
Play based animal activities Dress ups, play vet kits, felt boards, pre reading/writing activities, counting activities, playdough mats, building animal environments and more!
Creative activities Stencils, drawing, stamps, creating paper plate animal puppets

Sessions run for 30 - 45 minutes and are suitable for up to 25 children.

Sessions are run free of charge; however we will accept any voluntary donation to our Shelter. 

Primary School (Years K-6)

A Primary School Incursion session includes:

A PowerPoint presentation This shows the participants our shelter and some of our current resident’s stories. Content can be adjusted to also include information on Dog Safety, Animal Care Careers, General RSPCA ACT, animal training/behaviour or humane farming
Play based experiences (if age appropriate) Including vet/microchip checks on realistic plush animals
Opportunity to create enrichment activities for shelter animals This may include kitten toys, dog food enrichment, mouse tunnels, or more! Activities will depend on the needs of the shelter, interests of the group and available resources
Writing activities (optional) This depends on the year level and may include posters, reflection writing, instructional writing, letters or narratives.

Primary school Incursion sessions run for 1.5 – 2 hours and are appropriate for groups of up to 40 participants.

Sessions are run free of charge; however we will accept any voluntary donation to our Shelter.