Victorian Emergency Contact Details

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Animal Cruelty Emergencies

RSPCA inspector with foal

To contact the RSPCA by phone to register a cruelty complaint in Victoria please call 03 9224 2222.

Animal cruelty complaints may also be reported using an e-complaint form. Go to to complete and submit a form online. E-complaint forms are reviewed daily Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. If you are reporting an emergency situation, please call the RSPCA on 03 9224 2222.

Another contact for reporting animal cruelty is the Police on 000.

Our Burwood East Shelter also provides a 24 hour a day, 7 day per week ambulance service to cater for emergencies involving sick, injured and stray wildlife and companion animals in need of help.

Wildlife Emergencies

For emergencies involving wildlife, contact Wildlife Victoria on 1300 094 535.

For emergencies involving marine animals such as seals and penguins, contact the Department of Sustainability and Environment on 136 186