About The RSPCA


RSPCA logo with a green paw print belowThe RSPCA is a community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.

RSPCA Australia is a Federation of eight independent State and Territory RSPCA bodies called member Societies. RSPCA member Societies do much of the hands on work traditionally associated with the RSPCA such as the operation of shelters and the Inspectorate plus community education and fundraising.

RSPCA Australia is home to a strong science and campaigns team, with a particular focus on farm animal issues. RSPCA Australia is responsible for facilitating national campaigns and events and representing the interests of animal welfare with Government and industry across all areas.

Learn more about RSPCA Australia.

Learn more about the RSPCA in your state or territory.

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The Five Freedoms

The RSPCA considers that an animal’s welfare should be considered in terms of five freedoms which work together to ensure both physical and mental well being.

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RSPCA Education Programs

The RSPCA delivers education programs to schools and communities throughout Australia. There are a variety of options to choose from state to state, such as shelter tours, having RSPCA Education Officers visiting your school, the EMU and Farm Schools.

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How You Can Help

The RSPCA relies on the generous support of individuals and organisations to carry out its vital work in the community. There are lots of ways you can help the RSPCA to help animals in need.

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Careers with the RSPCA

RSPCA has many career opportunities working in a variety of roles – not all involve working directly with animals but all are in support of animal welfare.

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RSPCA Events

There are many events across Australia where you can get out and support the RSPCA while having fun. The RSPCA Australia website has information on each of the events across Australia.

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RSPCA Campaigns

The RSPCA has campaigns and issues in many areas, such as farm animals, companion animals, animal transport and wild animals, just to name a few. The RSPCA Australia website has information on each of the campaigns.

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Animal Rescues

Wildlife, companion animal and farm animals have their rescue stories told. There are stories, photos and videos of the RSPCA animal rescues in action!