WHO ARE WE

About Us

The RSPCA is Australia’s pre-eminent animal welfare organisation.

RSPCA Darwin is an independent, locally-run charity; we rely entirely on grants and fundraising to continue to do the work we do. With the support of our wonderful community, all the funds raised remain with the animals of the Northern Territory. RSPCA Darwin cares for over 1000 animals each year who come to us through no fault of their own, whether lost, abandoned, neglected or worse.

We also provide a strong voice for all animals, using strong scientific evidence to inform and advocate for long term improvements to animal welfare through legislation, bylaws and advice.

Unlike other states and territories, the Northern Territory Government legislation does not delegate the powers of animal welfare investigations to RSPCA, meaning we are unfortunately unable to assist with reports of cruelty. Please click here for information on what to do if you suspect cruelty or neglect.

Mission

To prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.

Vision

To be the leading authority in animal care and protection.

Values

  • Make every interaction count
  • Make the world a better place
  • Be leaders in our team and our community
  • Focus on the future, one day at a time
  • Strive to be better than yesterday
  • Have compassion, no matter what

RSPCA Darwin aims to protect animals from cruelty by actively promoting their care and protection, and seek to achieve this mission through the following objectives:

  • By providing a shelter for homeless animals where they can receive the best care we can offer
  • By keeping abreast of National policies and procedures through active membership of RSPCA Australia
  • By providing education in the community to schools and community groups in the humane treatment of animals
  • By participating in community events with a view of promoting the work of RSPCA and raising much needed funds
  • By participating as a member of the NT Animal Welfare Advisory Committee
  • By representing RSPCA on the Ethical treatment of Animals Committee

The Objectives and Purposes of the Association

  • To lawfully protect all animal species from cruelty;
  • To relieve the suffering of animals, whether the suffering is caused by cruelty or otherwise;
  • To initiate and promote the passing of legislation protecting animals from cruelty;
  • To ensure by lawful means the effective observance and enforcement of current legislation that protects animals;
  • To take such steps and do such things as may be necessary or advisable in educating all persons in the community in the care, maintenance, control and treatment with kindness and consideration of all animals; and
  • To promote, participate in and sanction animal welfare activities.
  • To meet the requirements, privileges and obligations of the Animal Welfare Act (NT)

Annual Report

Find out about RSPCA Darwin’s activities in the past year.

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Join Us

There are many ways that you can be involved with helping the animals of the Northern Territory. Donating, fundraising and attending events are wonderful ways to help if you don’t have much spare time, but if you’d like to be a part of our team, please find out more below.