RSPCA Victoria


Foster Care

**COVID-19 Update**


Thank you for your interest in fostering an animal through RSPCA Victoria. Over the past two weeks we have been inundated with enquiries from people wanting to help, and while we are very grateful for all your support, we are not currently in a position to process new foster applications for our Burwood or Peninsula shelters.

At this point in time we anticipate applications for Burwood and Peninsula will be suspended until 1 May. We will reassess our capacity to take on new carers after this time. Please keep an eye on our website to book into upcoming webinars as they become available in the coming weeks, ensuring you only book into site sessions where you are easily able to physically access that particular shelter.

If you’ve recently registered as a new foster carer and have been booked into an orientation session, please continue through the process as you have previously been instructed. If you have registered as a new carer and have been unable to book into a session, please stand by and we will contact you with information on next steps.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these unprecedented times.


Become a foster carer for RSPCA Victoria 

The RSPCA Victoria foster program gives animals who are not yet ready for adoption a chance to live and be loved in foster homes. This exciting program helps to reduce the amount of time animals stay in our Animal Care Centres and provides us with valuable information from foster families to help prepare animals for adoption. Fostering is an incredibly rewarding experience and directly improves the lives of animals.


Click on the RSPCA Victoria site you wish to foster from under “Foster Orientations” to complete the volunteer application form and register your interest to attend one of our orientation sessions.


Please note: We require foster carers to be at least 18 years old. If you are not 18, please have a guardian complete the foster care registration form and attend the information session with you. 

To view animals available to foster, please click the Foster Portal button.



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