Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Hours:
(by appointment only)

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.

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

Animal Care Assistants - Summer Casuals

Animal Care Assistants - Summer Casuals

Are you looking for a job for the summer? RSPCA ACT is looking for energetic & motivated persons to join our team of animal care assistants in a casual capacity for the busy summer period. We are looking for people with basic customer service experience, basic knowledge of animal care and handling and a genuine interest in animals and their welfare. You will be required to be flexible as you may be called upon to work in the cattery, kennels, and with other domestic animals, or in the retail shop at any time. If you enjoy variety and working with many types of animals then this may be the position for you.

This is a base level position. Salary and conditions of employment are in line with the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010 Intro – Level 1.

How to apply:

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

Job Description
Health Declaration
Personal Information Cover Sheet

Your resume and covering letter complete with your responses to the selection criteria, and the completed forms, are to be forwarded to

Positions may also lead to full-time employment.

Applications close 30 October 2020