RSPCA Queensland is a non-government, community-based charity dedicated to improving the lives of domestic, farmed and native animals in Queensland. Our mission statement is simple but powerful: Together We Change Lives.

About the role

Provide vital help to all creatures great and small by caring for and attending to all animals in the care of RSPCA Qld Kingaroy Shelter by performing a wide range of duties using best practice in animal husbandry.

  • Working alongside a team of staff and volunteers to ensure animal welfare is a top priority.
  • Providing exceptional levels of care to animals including general husbandry, dietary requirements and enrichment.
  • Assisting in animal health examinations and administering routine veterinary preventative treatments and medications.
  • Ensuring high standards of shelter cleanliness/hygiene.
  • Providing training and behaviour modification for animals in care using positive, reward-based techniques.
  • The ongoing communication of animal health, behaviour and wellbeing.
  • Strict adherence to standard operating procedures.
  • Coordination and training of volunteers and participating in peer mentoring.
  • Collaborating with and working closely with other departments at RSPCA and external agencies to ensure the needs of the animal are met.
  • Assisting in the animal adoption process.
  • Assisting in admission, care and reclaim of domestic animals straying in the community on behalf of the South Burnett Regional Council.
  • Ensuring a high level of accuracy and attention to detail is employed when updating individual animal shelter records and communicating with other departments and agencies and.
  • Ensuring customers comply with Local Council By-Laws.

Our Animal Attendants primarily work with our domestic animals, including dogs, cats, livestock, and small pets.

Who are we looking for?

Part time 6-month parental leave contract working minimum 16 hours per week, based at the Kingaroy Animal Care Campus. Working hours will be rostered across a 7-day roster and weekend work will be required. Remuneration is as per the RSPCA Qld Enterprise Agreement for Shelter Staff - Level 1, with a starting pay rate of $23.23 per hour (junior rates may apply).

Benefits and culture

How to apply:

Please click here or visit and search using the keywords ‘Animal Attendant’, location ‘Kingaroy’ and follow the application instructions. Please include a copy of your resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.


We are an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to ensuring a fair and inclusive hiring process. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, age, religion, identity, or experience, to join our diverse team.

Why Be An Animal Attendant at RSPCA QLD?