Our role

The state and territory member Societies provide services to animals in need through their shelters and inspectorates. In the national office, RSPCA Australia works to influence animal welfare policy, practice and legislation across the country
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The RSPCA advocates for the welfare of animals across a number of industries, issues and platforms. Help from our supporters is important to progress change. Working together is key.
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Whether you're an individual or a business, there are multiple ways you can support the RSPCA
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By choosing adoption, you’ll not only have the chance to make a friend for life, but you’ll be giving an animal a second chance and helping support the RSPCA.
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RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2010
CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra 23 February 2010
Wildlife management
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2009
CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra 24 February 2009
Animals and human health
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2008
CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra 26 February 2008
Animals in transit
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2007
Australian War Memorial, Canberra 27 February 2007
How much space does an elephant need? The impact of confinement on…
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2006
Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra 28 February 2006
The Five Freedoms and beyond: improving welfare of production animals
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2005
Australian War Memorial, Canberra 22 February 2005
Cruelty to animals: a human problem
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2004
Australian War Memorial, Canberra 24 February 2004
Welfare underwater - issues with aquatic animals
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2003
Australian War Memorial, Canberra 25 February 2003
Solutions for achieving humane vertebrate pest control
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2002
Australian War Memorial, Canberra 26 February 2002
Equine welfare: balancing tradition and science
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2001
Online 26 February 2002
Pets or pests? The future of companion animal ownership
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2000
National Convention Centre, Canberra 22 February 2000
Animal welfare in the new millennium: towards a national approach
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 1999
National Convention Centre, Canberra 23 February 1999
Scientific evidence and improvements in animal welfare: are we…

RSPCA Australia gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Commonwealth Government for the Animal Welfare Seminar through a grant-in-aid administered by the Department of Finance.

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