Policies and Science
All RSPCA Policies can be found within our Knowledge Base, covering the following categories:
- A - Companion animals
- B - Farm animals
- C - Animals used for sport, entertainment, recreation and work
- D - Research animals
- E - Wildlife
- F - Transportation of animals
- G - Humane killing
- H - Miscellaneous
The science of animal welfare is dynamic and evolving, and underpins RSPCA policy, opinion and philosophy.
The annual RSPCA Australia Scientific Seminar brings industry experts together to explore the latest developments in animal welfare.
To make a difference to animal welfare the RSPCA needs to be at the table when big policy decisions are being made. The RSPCA takes this responsbility seriously and prides itself on being one of the few animal welfare groups to have the ear of Government and industry.
RSPCA Australia scholarships are intended to encourage students to take an active interest in animal welfare issues. View our Past Scholarship Recipients.
RSPCA Australia has established two perpetual prizes for the best essays on poultry and pig welfare science for students studying veterinary science or animal and veterinary bioscience at the University of Sydney.