• Frontline protector of animals under the Animal Welfare Act
  • On-the-road engaging with the public
  • Rewarding role with Australia's largest animal welfare charity

This is our key front-line role in responding to reports of animal cruelty, based in Broome.


The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Western Australia (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 this opportunity

The role is full-time and based in Broome. As an Inspector for RSPCA WA, on being successful you will be required to complete 3 months of training based in Perth WA. This is our key front-line role in responding to reports of animal cruelty. 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 2002.

This role is full-time - 38 hour per week on an initial 12-month contract with view to permanency.


  • Respond to public reports of alleged animal cruelty and emergency welfare situations
  • Identify and action immediate solutions to protect the health and 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 enable prosecutions
  • Setting up and liaising with RSPCA auxiliary
  • Actively participate in community engagement to deliver preventative strategies
  • Engage with and educate members of the public to enhance responsible animal ownership
  • Initial set up and working with foster carers.

Skills & experience

  • Experience in a regulatory, law enforcement or compliance discipline desirable
  • Sound understanding of the Animal Welfare Act 2002
  • 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 and health.

Click here to read more about becoming an RSPCA Inspector and what it involves.


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


  • Possible relocation offered, discussion on application
  • 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

For more information on the key responsibilities and requirements of the role, please read the job description

Please apply via email here.

Applications must include:

  • an application letter that explains the skills and experience you would bring to the role
  • a concise CV