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

About RSPCA ACT

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.

Events and Partnerships Coordinator - 12-month Maternity Leave Placement

RSPCA ACT
Events and Partnerships Coordinator

12-month Maternity Leave Placement
Full time, 38 hours per week
Salary $52,000 + super

Are you looking for a role to utilise your high-level relationship and event planning skills to really make a difference?

RSPCA ACT, Canberra’s only full-service animal welfare charity, has a rare opportunity available for an enthusiastic individual to join our small passionate marketing team as the Events and Partnerships Coordinator.

Reporting to the Marketing and Fundraising Manager you will be responsible for developing and delivering RSPCA ACT’s fundraising events, partnership and community fundraising programs.

The ideal candidate will have high level multitasking, problem solving and detail-oriented skills. You will also have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication to build effective relationships with our supporters and external stakeholders. A strong proactive attitude is a must.

If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

You will be employed under a Contract of Employment. This is a full-time, 12-month maternity placement position, and will include occasional weekend and after-hours work. RSPCA ACT also offers a number of employee benefits.

How to apply
Download the documents listed below and email the forms and your completed application, including cover letter and resume, to employment@rspca-act.org.au 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 are to be forwarded to employment@rspca-act.org.au by Sunday 18 April 2021.

Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered.

Veterinarian – Casual

RSPCA (ACT) Inc.

Veterinarians – Saturday Casual

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. 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.

RSPCA ACT is looking for veterinarian/s to work one to four Saturdays a month (dependant on your availability) at the Weston Shelter.

The veterinarian’s role is to provide veterinary support to the shelter and duties include:

  • Consultations
    • Arrival health checks
    • Rechecks and reviews
    • Pre-Adoption clearance
    • Foster carer support
  • Inpatient care
    • Medical support
    • Preparation for emergency care transfer
    • Data Entry
    • Patient histories
      *This is a non-surgical role however there may be the odd occasion that surgery may need to be performed.

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 employment@rspca-act.org.au

Veterinary Nurse Positions - Permanent Part-time and Casual

Junior Veterinary Nurse

Part-time - Monday to Wednesday
Must be enrolled in Cert IV Veterinary Nursing Course

Job Description:
ACA Level 1-2

Veterinary Nurse

Casual/s - As required
Must be Cert IV qualified or Cert IV enrolled with experience

Job Descriptions (cover casuals as well):
Vet Nurse Level 4
Vet Nurse Assistant Level 3

We are looking for candidates that are team players, self-motivated, adaptable, have excellent time-management and communication skills to team members and customers and who would like to experience shelter work life and meet lots of adorable animals.

The successful candidate will join our supportive nursing team and provide assistance to our veterinarians. Duties will include surgical and medical nursing, client education and reception support.

Salary and conditions are in line with the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010, Level 1-4, depending on experience and qualifications.
To be considered for this position you must address the selection criteria located in the relevant job description below and include a covering letter and your resume.

You will also need to download the following documents and include these with your application:
Health Declaration
Personal Information Cover Sheet

If you are looking for a role that is more than just a job, please email your application to employment@rspca-act.org.au