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


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.

Marketing and Fundraising Assistant - Full Time

Marketing and Fundraising Assistant

RSPCA ACT, Canberra’s only full service animal welfare charity, would like to fill an exciting new role within the marketing and fundraising team.
We are looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic and a detail oriented person to join our team in the role of Marketing and Fundraising Assistant. You will be heavily involved in the day-to-day support of the team as you will process incoming donations, send receipts and answer enquiries from donors. This small team punches well above its weight so you will get your hands dirty but you will also be presented with plenty of opportunities to work on exciting new projects. You will never be bored!

You will need to have an attention for detail as you will work closely with a range of platforms to import data into the CRM and assist with ongoing reporting. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

Salary and conditions are in line with the Clerks Private Sector Award 2010, Level 1 plus super.  This position may include weekend work, at events.  Additional hours and duties at peak times may be required.  

How to apply:
Download the documents listed below and return the forms and your completed application to 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.

Applications close 9 December 2019.

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