About the organisation

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) WA is the state's leading voice in animal welfare.  RSPCA WA is managed locally but works toward the goals of the organisation Australia-wide.  On an average day, we employ around 90 staff, and we have the support of an amazing group of volunteers.  Together, our team works diligently toward preventing animal cruelty.

About the role

This is our key front-line role in responding to reports of animal cruelty based in metropolitan Perth, but we are also looking for someone that can travel regionally to complete jobs as required in different locations, such as Kalgoorlie. The Inspector reports to the Inspector Manager and works as part of a dedicated team whose efforts are directed at preventing animal cruelty through public education programs, investigating public reports and prosecuting offenders who breach the Animal Welfare Act.

This role is full-time, 38 hours per week, based in the metro area with regional travel. At this time, we are only considering applications with prior experience in a regulatory role. 


  • Respond to public reports of alleged animal cruelty & emergency welfare situations
  • Identify & action immediate solutions to protect the health & well-being of animals
  • Work with local communities and existing charity rescue groups
  • Conduct investigations to establish evidence to support prosecutions
  • Work with RSPCA WA's Legal Counsel to bring prosecutions and complete investigation files at a high standard
  • Actively participate in community engagement to deliver preventative strategies
  • Engage with & educate members of the public to enhance responsible animal ownership

Skills & Experience

  • Experience in a regulatory, law enforcement or compliance related discipline 
  • Sound understanding of the Animal Welfare Act
  • Practiced and objective investigator, with exceptional record keeping
  • Outstanding communication skills, with an ability to maintain professionalism in tough situations
  • Demonstrated animal handling skills, good physical fitness & health


Working at RSPCA WA you get to develop your career in a dynamic environment, where you are challenged and learn something new every day.  


  • It's a rewarding day at work when everything you do counts toward a great cause!
  • Discounted services with an external vet 

How to apply

Applications must include a concise CV along with a covering statement outlining the skills and experience you would bring to this role.

Please apply via SEEK: RSPCA WA General Inspector - Animal Welfare