What We Do
The 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’s National Office is home to a strong science and campaigns team, with a particular focus on farm animal issues. RSPCA Australia is responsible for facilitating many of the national events and campaigns, and promoting the interests of animal welfare with Government and industry.
The RSPCA has a history dating back to 1871. In the many years since then we’ve developed a strong organisational vision, and developed a comprehensive structure of internal governance.
Working with Farming Industry
The RSPCA works closely with the farming industry to make a positive impact on the lives of farm production animals by providing an environment that meets their behavioural and physiological needs.
Groups and committees
The RSPCA is involved in regular discussions with government and industry groups, and prepares submissions on relevant animal welfare issues that are available for public or stakeholder consultation.
Locations and Services
RSPCA shelters are the public face of the RSPCA, rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming thousands of stray, neglected, abused and unwanted animals every year. Many RSPCA shelters have veterinary staff who treat and care for rescued animals. Some also take private patients.