RSPCA NSW Emergency Response Team

RSPCA NSW launched an Emergency Response Team in November 2023. This team will play a critical part in assisting and supporting both animals and pet owners affected by bushfires, floods, and other emergencies in NSW.  

There are a variety of roles available including Vets, Nurses, In the Field Volunteers and Transport Officers.  

In-the-Field volunteers are pivotal in setting up and assisting at evacuation centres and RSPCA Relief Points, distributing essential pet supplies and offering invaluable support to pet owners in distress. Vets are on-site to administer animal health checks and deliver basic first aid to animals in need. 

We are seeking volunteers from all over NSW to join the initiative so that we can assist as many animals as we can during times of emergency.  

Apply Now to Join the Team 




RSPCA NSW conducts regular training days throughout the year, with upcoming sessions scheduled at various locations. Volunteers will receive access to comprehensive online training modules and opportunities for in-person training sessions.  Join us in making a difference in the lives of animals when they need it most.


Upcoming Locations and Dates Below:



Thursday 18th of April


Coffs Harbour

Wednesday 1st of May



Wednesday 8th of May



Friday 10th of May


Byron Bay

Friday 14th of June 


Port Macquarie

Friday 28th of June 



If you are looking to make a difference in your community and have a passion for animals and people, then we would love for you to apply.  

Simply visit this link and select the role that interests you and apply via the JotForm.  

Please note that our Emergency Response Team are not first responders and will not be entering flood or fire zones.  

Together we can make a difference.