About Us

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Victoria (RSPCA Victoria) is a non-government, community-based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals. A member of RSPCA Australia since 1871, RSPCA Victoria is an integral part of Australia’s leading animal welfare charity.

As a not-for-profit organisation, community support is the lifeblood of all operations. More than 90% of our funding comes from the generous support of the Victorian community.

Across the state, RSPCA Victoria’s community services are undertaken by specific teams; our Inspectorate, animal care centres, vet clinics, advocacy, community outreach and education. Find out more about the important work done by the RSPCA Victoria teams below.

Animal Care Centres

RSPCA Victoria shelters care for approximately 14,000 animals per year. Lost, abandoned and seized animals that find themselves at a shelter are often afraid and in poor health, so the team works tirelessly to rehabilitate and rehome as many as possible.

If you are looking for a new best buddy, check out who’s waiting for their forever home.

Animal sheltersAdopt a pet


RSPCA Victoria Inspectors receive over 10,000 reports of animal cruelty each year. As the only not-for-profit agency with the power to lay charges under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, they certainly have their paws full. Operating the Inspectorate costs $5 million annually, and more than 90% of that funding comes from people like you.

InspectorateReport cruelty

Vet Clinic

RSPCA Victoria operates two veterinary clinics, Peninsula and Burwood East. Staffed by fantastic vets, nurses, support staff and volunteers, these superheroes help wildlife and domesticated animals. Take your pet to an RSPCA Victoria vet clinic and help fund our work across Victoria.

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The RSPCA Victoria education team contributes to prevention strategies by influencing over 2,500 young people each year about the value and importance of animals.

Learning is the foundation of change, and RSPCA Victoria are leading the way. Offering a wide range of courses, training and experiences for all ages.

Education programs

Community Outreach

There isn’t an RSPCA Victoria without community support. Victorians are animal lovers and consistently give their time and donations to keep the fight to end cruelty to animals driving forward. Within RSPCA Victoria, the outreach team provides emergency aid during a crisis, offers support for human services and works with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Human servicesDiverse communitiesCrisis Support


Animals don’t have a voice, so RSPCA Victoria works tirelessly advocating on their behalf. Join the cause and make meaningful, positive change for animals.

Current projects