RSPCA Victoria Inspectors are authorised to investigate animal cruelty reports defined by the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (POCTAA) 1986. Find out when to contact RSPCA Victoria, and when your complaint should be directed elsewhere. The Inspectorate receives over 10,000 reports per year and is one of the key Victorian agencies that is authorised to investigate animal cruelty.
Some reports, such as those involving commercial agriculture, wildlife or stray animals are directed to other specialist agencies. Knowing who to contact is the best way to ensure animals get the right help quickly and efficiently.
If you think an animal’s life is at immediate risk, DO NOT make an online report. Call RSPCA Victoria now on (03) 9224-2222. Our call centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.