Published Statistics

Published Statistics

Published statistics

The RSPCA receives thousands of animals every year in every State and Territory in Australia. Statistics on the numbers of animals received, reclaimed or rehomed are compiled on a national basis by RSPCA Australia and published annually on this website.

The statistics also include the number of cruelty complaints investigated by the RSPCA inspectorate and prosecutions undertaken under animal welfare laws.

Detailed information is provided on:

  • Animals received nationally by the RSPCA
  • Comparison of animals received over the past 5 years
  • Reasons for euthanasia of dogs and cats
  • Cruelty complaints and prosecutions by state/territory RSPCA
  • National complaints, prosecutions and convictions over the past 5 years

National Statistics


2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013 2011-2012
2010-2011 2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008 2006-2007
2005-2006 2004-2005 2003-2004 2002-2003 2001-2002
2000-2001 1999-2000