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RSPCA Animal Care Centre Burwood East

  • RSPCA Burwood East opening celebration
  • RSPCA Burwood East opening celebration
  • RSPCA Burwood East opening celebration
  • RSPCA Burwood East opening celebration
  • RSPCA Burwood East opening celebration
  • RSPCA Burwood East opening celebration
  • RSPCA Burwood East opening celebration
The redevelopment of RSPCA Victoria’s Animal Care Centre has launched a new era for animal welfare. Some of the new features to the new site include indoor training facilities, upgraded vet clinic and hospital, retail, indoor pet adoption areas, expanded grooming services and cafe.

This was possible due to the kindness of four generous bequestors who specifically wished to rebuild this facility.

Adoption Centre
If you're looking to adopt a pet, there are lots of dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs waiting to find loving new homes at RSPCA Burwood East. Each year, more than 3,055 dogs and cats find second chances through our Burwood East adoption program.

Our animals are available for adoption now - they're ready when you are!  > Learn more

Animal Shelter
Our animal shelter offers many services, including providing refuge to stray, abandoned and unwanted animals. We also provide support to a selection of local councils, assisting with their pound services.

In the past year, RSPCA Burwood East provided shelter to more than 10,186 animals.

Veterinary Clinic
Our clinic at Burwood East has a team of highly-skilled vets and nurses who provide exceptional care to RSPCA shelter animals and privately owned pets. Our vet clinic uses the latest specialised equipment with on-site radiology and pathology testing facilities. Our caring vets and nursing staff are trained in the latest techniques and have expansive knowledge in a range of veterinary procedures.

Our clinics provide care to animals seven days a week, 365 days a year with all your pet's needs covered from emergency care to simple routine vaccinations, health checks or microchips. Our Burwood East clinic is open extended hours on weeknights to offer our clients more convenient times to seek vet advice and care for their pets. > Learn more
  Pet Training
Trust your pet with the expert animal behaviour training at RSPCA Burwood East. Attend a group course, one-on-one training with your pet or learn more about animal behaviour at our short seminars.

Our Animal Behaviour team are also on-hand to help you with advice and guidance. > Learn more
  Pet Retail
RSPCA Burwood East has a large retail shop to cater for all your pet's needs. We stock everything from pet accessories, pet health products to pet food including Hill's Science Diet. We also have qualified vet nurses available if you need guidance or advice. We also have a large range of products available at our online shop.

Our work in metropolitan Melbourne is also supported with fundraising from two op shops located just across the road in the Burwood Heights Shopping Centre. You never know what little treasure you might find and everything you spend is reinvested in the care of RSPCA animals. > Learn more

The Barkery Cafe
Bring your pooch and enjoy a coffee, delicious sweet, savoury gourmet food or snack at our new Barkery Café. The café is run by Ignite Cafés, a not-for-profit social enterprise who create opportunity into the hospitality industry for a number of disadvantaged young people. The café offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free flavoursome dishes with humanely sourced produce.

Grooming (Pet Parlour)
At RSPCA's Pet Parlour, our specialist groomers are ready to pamper your pooch or feline friend. Our services include clipping, brushing, nail clipping, hydro bathing, flea treatment, deodorising and teeth brushing. > Learn more
Doggy Daycare (opening in the near future)
Is your pooch is bored at home or needs some extra socialisation during the day? We have the solution for you!

Our Doggy Daycare specialists have lots of fun activities and exercise programs planned for your pooch. We also provide pet training classes for dogs of all ages with expert trainers on hand to teach your dog in a new fun indoor training facility. > Learn more

Education Centre
The RSPCA Victoria Education team are based at Burwood East. Although they travel around the state educating more than 9,000 people about animal welfare each year, much of their work is undertaken on-site at our Education Centre and barn. > Learn more

Our Inspectorate team investigate 15,568 estimated reports of animal cruelty each year across Victoria. Many of our Inspectors are based at RSPCA Burwood East, including our two Senior Inspectors and Manager Inspectorate Services, who lead our tireless work investigating and prosecuting cruelty. > Learn more

Are you interested in volunteering? We're always on the lookout for dedicated people to support the variety of services our Burwood East shelter offers. If you're over the age of 15, reliable and love animals, explore the opportunities we have available and apply to volunteer today! > Learn more
Get Involved
Are you interested in helping support the work of our Burwood East team? We simply couldn't help so many animals without the amazing support of the community.  Learn about ways you can get involved, including donating, fundraising and events. > Learn more
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3 Burwood Hwy
Burwood East VIC 3151 (map)

03 9224 2222

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Opening hours
Adoption centre

Monday - Sunday
9.00am - 4.30pm

Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day

Veterinary Clinic

Monday - Friday
8.00am - 8.00pm

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
9.00am - 5.00pm

Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day

Animal reclaim, surrender, lost & found

Monday - Sunday
9.00am - 5.00pm

Good Friday and Christmas Day
9.00am - 5.00pm

Grooming (Pet Parlour)

Monday - Saturday
8.30am - 5.30pm

The Barkery Café

Monday - Friday
8.00am - 4.00pm

Saturday & Sunday
10.30am - 2.30pm  

Closed public holidays

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