Careers at RSPCA Victoria

Work at Australia’s most-trusted animal welfare organisation and help end cruelty to all animals.

Established in 1871, RSPCA Victoria is an independent, non-government animal welfare charity whose vision is ending cruelty to all animals. Our purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare through education, advocacy, animal care and protection.

Work for RSPCA Victoria

At RSPCA Victoria, we contribute positively to the lives of animals with a team of more than 450 employees and1,800 volunteers. Staff and volunteers are based at one of our five animal care centres across Victoria and work in the following areas:

  • Animal care
  • Vet clinics
  • Animal behaviour and rehabilitation
  • Adoptions and customer service
  • Education and learning
  • Community outreach
  • Inspectorate
  • Op shops and retail
  • Fundraising
  • Organisational support (such as finance, IT, HR and communications)

Staff and volunteers have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of animals and make meaningful contributions to our vision of ending cruelty to all animals.

Do you have a question about recruitment or volunteering? Please email our People and Infrastructure team via

Why join us?

Volunteering and foster care

Our Culture and Values

At RSPCA Victoria, we aspire to six shared values that our employees and volunteers helped to define. Our values are embedded into our people and decision-making processes, and guide our interactions with one another on a daily basis.

  • Accountability – We take ownership of, and responsibility for, our actions.
  • Consideration – We show courtesy, compassion and a genuine desire to help, and we seek to understand others’ perspectives.
  • Collaboration – We actively share our knowledge and partner with others to educate and influence change.
  • Clarity – We are clear, ethical and consistent in everything we do.
  • Expertise – We value evidence and insight.
  • Respect – We value and acknowledge every contribution from our people, our supporters and the community.

RSPCA Victoria recognises and rewards its employees and volunteers for role modelling and living the values on a daily basis. We measure our employee and volunteer engagement each year and continually look for ways to make our organisation a fantastic place to work.

Diversity and inclusion

RSPCA Victoria prioritises recognising, promoting and celebrating diversity within our workplace and the community. You can find out more about our commitment to ensuring that all people feel safe, respected and valued by reading our Diversity and Inclusion Policy.