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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Key issues

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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About

The RSPCA is an independent, community-based charity providing animal care and protection services across the country.
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Adopt

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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Wildlife

Last year alone over 27,000 animals required care at our Queensland Wildlife Hospital.

Most of the patients were victims of habitat loss, disease, road trauma, dog attacks or natural disasters. To think ten years ago the same hospital was treating around 8,000 animals a year! Our dedicated team of professionals and volunteers work around the clock to save vulnerable and endangered species.

Did you know, we’re also helping wildlife across Australia in so many other ways too!

RSPCA Animal Care Campus (SA). A brand new, purpose-built campus, it will house South Australia’s first and only 24/7 Wildlife Hospital and Veterinary Centre.

The campus will be accessible for native fauna rescue groups across the state to bring in injured wildlife for treatment, and will be the central hub for the more than 1,300 community foster care volunteers. The $27m development is expected to double the number of animals RSPCA South Australia cares for each year.

Spanning seven hectares, comprising the wildlife hospital, modern companion animal care services and accommodation, a multifunctional community education centre and centralized RSPCA South Australia rescue, inspectorate and operations centre.

RSPCA Victoria works in partnership with Zoos Victoria to support wildlife welfare across the state. Since 2020 the partnership has been focused on increasing capacity across Victoria to care for wildlife in emergencies, disasters and wherever specialist wildlife care is needed. Recent highlights include the opening of the RSPCA Koala Ward at Werribee Open Range Zoo in 2022, the launch of a new Wildlife Response Unit based at Healesville Sanctuary and a new laboratory there. Together with work underway at Melbourne Zoo, this is creating a linked wildlife hospital network across the state to support better wildlife welfare.

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If you find a sick or injured wild animal, contact your nearest veterinarian or wildlife carer organisation as soon as possible so that it may receive appropriate treatment. 
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An exciting new television series is available now with SBS Australia – Wildlife ER!
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