- Administration/Operations

Administration/Operations volunteering opportunities

- Foster Care

RSPCA NSW’s Foster Care program provides temporary homes to animals who need a helping hand. This might be because these animals are too small or young to be adopted, recovering from illness or surgery, are undergoing rehabilitation or even just finding the shelter environment too stressful. Our foster care program also supports animals in regional locations that do not have RSPCA NSW facilities. By placing animals into foster homes, it provides them with the care and support they need until they are ready to be adopted into loving forever homes.

Becoming an RSPCA NSW foster carer is an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of some of the state’s most vulnerable animals.

How to Apply


Step 1

View the RSPCA NSW locations currently looking for foster carers, and if you find the right match, click 'Fill in an application'.


Step 2

Each application is checked by our volunteering team. If we have any questions, we'll be in touch!


Step 3

Once approved, complete an online induction and any additional training available to you through our online portal.


Step 4

Become a foster carer and make a lifesaving difference to animals in need. We'll be in touch when an animal requires foster care that matches your family, lifestyle and living space.

Click here to read our Foster Care FAQ's

As an RSPCA NSW foster carer, you are required to collect the animal from the fostering facility - so ensure you are able to travel to this location (your own car or private transport is required). Please keep in mind that emergencies do occur, so choosing your closest location is essential.

CLOSED for applications:

  • Central Coast (Somersby) Shelter

RSPCA NSW locations currently accepting foster care applications

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