Opening Hours

  • General Hours - OPEN 7 Days until Christmas: Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 9am-5pm; Tuesday/Thursday – 8.30am-5pm; Wednesday - 10am -5pm
  • Viewing of animals - Daily: 10am - 4pm       Public Holidays: CLOSED

Latest News

Choose Food Wisely

Choose Wisely

The other day I was sitting next to a Melbournite at a conference in the Canberra Convention Centre. Somehow we started talking about food, and I mentioned the number of amazing local restaurants we have in Canberra. He laughed at me in complete disbelief. Apparently, the evolution of Canberra’s food scene over the last few years is still one of our best-kept secrets.

Animal Welfare Changes Passed in ACT Legislative Assembly

RSPCA ACT would like to congratulate the ACT Legislative Assembly for changes made to the Animal Welfare in the ACT.

Today political parties put aside their differences and came together to prove that the welfare of animals is of paramount importance in the ACT. A unanimous vote for the Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2016 has passed, with RSPCA ACT amongst the organisations that were approached to provide consultation on the changes.

Events Calendar

Christmas Trees On Sale

26th Nov - 24th Dec 2016

A live Christmas Tree can create a sense of joy for you and your family this Holiday period. You can visit RSPCA ACT from Saturday the 26th of November and select your own real Christmas Tree with your family.

There will be assistance available on weekends to transport trees to vehicles. For ease of transport, please park in the parking available in front of the Pet Adoption Centre.

All funds raised will go towards caring for the abused, neglected and unwanted animals spending the Holidays in our care.

12 Barks of Christmas

4th Dec 2016

Begin the Festive Season with your Canine Companion!

This year on Sunday, 4th December, RSPCA ACT are hosting the FURST ever 12 Barks of Christmas Carols to get your family, including the four legged canine kind, to kick off the festive season.

Sing along to choirs and bands and indulge in delicious food and drinks from markets and treat your pooch to some cute Christmas gifts from the RSPCA ACT Retail Stall! Best of all, all proceeds go towards the animals in care at the RSPCA ACT shelter.


Pre-booking your tickets online is the best way to make sure to guarantee your entry for a night of dogs and carols. Limited tickets are available so make sure to book now!

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