Are you passionate about animal welfare and want to make a real difference to causes you care about? Do you want to start a career that you can be proud of? Then consider a career with Animal Welfare League NSW.

Animal Welfare League NSW (AWL NSW) is a registered charity that has been operating for over 60 years. We provide expert care to surrendered, neglected and abandoned animals across NSW.

Current Vacancies

Fundraising & Events Officer

The Fundraising and Events Officer is a new role for Animal Welfare League NSW that sits within the Marketing and Fundraising team reporting to the Marketing and Fundraising Manager. The core purpose of this role is to help build the fundraising, community engagement and brand events for AWL NSW. This includes building and implementing strategy and facilitating brand, community and fundraising events. As this is a new role the duties and tasks with often change so flexibility is a must for the right candidate.

The main areas of focus for this position are:

  • Develop and implement (alongside manager) a community and online fundraising strategy.
  • Build and facilitate all community engagement and brand events to help increase brand exposure this includes working with other departments.
  • Coordinate sponsorship programs within the shelter including cat/kennel plaque sponsorship.
  • Coordinate event administration for our Mobile Vet Truck tours

Key responsibilities

  • Triage enquiries and provide support to individuals who fundraise for AWL NSW as required.
  • Secure and create content for use across different mediums that captures and promotes the stories of those participating in fundraising.
  • Engage with the AWL NSW community through key communication tools such as email, social media and SMS.
  • Brand and Community engagement event administration tasks to support the planning, delivery and evaluation of key campaigns and events.
  • Complete event related tasks including but not limited to; pack and mail fundraising kits or merchandise, print resources, develop event material such as posters, run sheets or other.
  • Support the Marketing and Fundraising Manager with various fundraising tasks
  • Attend events as required from time to time, please note this may be out of hours and on weekends.

Your background, skills, and experience

  • Strong initiative and ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communication skills, including verbal (phone) and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and be empathetic towards supporters  and be able to motivate and encourage fundraising
  • Ability to use Microsoft O365 with working knowledge of excel
  • Administration, organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to be proactive in contacting our supporters
  • Helpful and courteous manner
  • Knowledge and experience in the fundraising sector
  • Previous experience and an interest in fundraising or events would be an advantage
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Inspector to join Animal Welfare League NSW. You will promote and enforce compliance with laws that regulate animal care and protection. You will conduct investigations into animal welfare incidents and provide education in animal care to the community.

Experience & Qualifications

  • 5+ years in an animal welfare or a similar role enforcing compliance with legislation
  • Good animal handling, health care and welfare experience
  • A Cert IV in Government Investigations
  • A valid open NSW Drivers’ License
  • A NSW Firearms License
  • Sound knowledge of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (POCTA)
  • Excellent communication, mediation, and negotiation skills
  • Strong judgment and pragmatism in decision making
  • Strong networking skills
  • Team player with the ability to work autonomously
  • A demonstrated commitment to exceptional customer service
  • Be self-motivated
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We’re looking for passionate veterinarians who want to make a real, tangible difference to animals in need! In this role, you will be providing expert care to surrendered, neglected and abandoned companion animals at our Kemps Creek Clinic. With the only Mobile Vet Clinic in NSW, you’ll not only be saving lives and impacting animal welfare at our home in Western Sydney but also to communities in need across the state.

You will work in our well-equipped Clinic at Kemps Creek, supporting animals that have been rescued by our Inspectors or surrendered to us by their owners. You can expect to see and respond to a full range of patient needs, primarily for domestic dogs and cats.

You will also be required to man our Mobile Vet Clinic and visit regional centres around the state. This will require time spent away from home. We run de-sexing programs to reduce the number of unwanted animals and a rapid response service to assist animals impacted by bushfires and other disasters. We work alongside the RFS, State Emergency Services and local councils. You can feel proud knowing you are truly giving back to your community and animals in need.

So if this sounds like the sort of organisation you want to be a part of, you live within striking distance of our head office clinic, are able and excited to work in the field as well as our bricks and mortar clinic, we would love to hear from you.

Tell us in your cover letter why you want to work for us and please include your resume detailing your experience and listing your qualifications.

You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia to be considered. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and welcome interest from all suitably qualified candidates.

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Vet Nurse

Animal Welfare League NSW is looking for our next veterinary nurse superstar to join our growing team!

The purrfect candidate will have Cert IV qualifications in veterinary nursing and at least 2 years of relevant nursing experience.

The role will primarily be based at our Kemps Creek Veterinary Clinic supporting animals that have been rescued by our Inspectors & Animal Ambulance or surrendered to us by their owners. You can expect to see and respond to a full range of patient needs, primarily domestic cats and dogs.

You will also have the opportunity to travel to regional communities to work on our Mobile Vet Clinic to deliver subsidized de-sexing, vaccinations and microchipping services. During times of crisis, our Mobile Vet Clinic is also deployed to affected areas to support communities during natural disasters such as bushfires and flooding. Our MVT team offers a safe haven for displaced animals, assistance with pet products and food and veterinary care to impacted communities during times of need.

If this sounds like the perfect fit, we want to hear from you!

Please provide us with a cover letter outlining why we should meet you and include your resume that details your experience and qualifications.

You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia to be considered.  We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and welcome interest from all suitably qualified candidates.

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Are you looking for a career in an industry you’re passionate about?

Join the passionate team at Animal Welfare League NSW and help care for vulnerable and neglected animals across NSW. If you’re interested in making a difference and becoming part of AWL NSW, simply click here to send an email with your resume and detail why you’d like to join us.

About the different areas of service at Animal Welfare League NSW


Veterinary Services

The Animal Welfare League NSW veterinary team provides care to animals who may be surrendered to our shelter, branches or seized by our Inspectorate. Our veterinary team is responsible for ensuring the best welfare outcomes for the pets in our care, as well as providing routine treatment and surgery to help prepare our shelter pets for their new home. In addition to our standard clinic procedures, our veterinary team has a unique role in providing assistance with our Mobile Vet Truck which travels to regional areas, supporting our branch network to provide community services such as desexing, vaccination and microchipping drives. Our Mobile Vet Truck and veterinary team also act a ‘Rapid Response Unit’ providing urgent medical care to pets, livestock and wildlife affected by bushfires and other disasters.

Animal Welfare League NSW is interested to hear from people who are keen to work in the welfare space. If you are a qualified Veterinary Surgeon or qualified Veterinary Nurses then we would love to hear from.


As one of only two licenced enforcement agencies in NSW, Animal Welfare League NSW can offer a challenging and rewarding career for those interested in animal welfare. Animal Welfare League NSW Inspectors are qualified and licenced to ensure we follow the laws that govern our operations. A Certificate IV in Government is desired to equip you with the knowledge to investigate matters under the law, and extensive knowledge is also required on the current Companion Animals Act and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

Being an Animal Welfare Inspector is a tough job that requires resilience and the ability to understand the hardships of the role. Seeing animals in poor condition can be confronting and may not only affect your physical health, but your mental health too so a pragmatic approach is essential. A large part of the job is helping to alleviate animal cruelty and neglect by providing education  to pet owners, but sometimes a pet may need to be seized and an offender prosecuted.

Animal Welfare League NSW is interested in hearing from people who may already be qualified, or from those who are interested in starting an animal welfare career as an Inspector.

Shelter Services

The Animal Welfare League NSW shelter team is responsible for caring for hundreds of pets that rely on us each year. Our shelter team provides daily care, socialisation and training to help our pets find new forever homes. If you have a genuine interest in working with companion animals and have already obtained a Certificate ll in Animal Services (or are willing to obtain one), then you may be the next member of our shelter team. In our shelter, there are opportunities to advance your career into team leader or management roles, as well as moving into specialist roles which assist our foster care, volunteers and branch network.

If you would like to know more about becoming an Animal Welfare League NSW Animal Attendant then please get in touch.

Marketing and Fundraising

As a registered charity, Animal Welfare League NSW relies on community support and regular donations to be able to run our services and plan for future programs. We look after hundreds of animals every year through our shelters, branches, foster care network, and Inspectorate, and this work is supporting by our Marketing initiatives and promotions. Our Marketing and Fundraising team are also responsible for raising awareness of our vital work through our website, social media, and various events and activities.

If you have the skills and qualifications needed to work in a small and fast-paced Marketing team, and have a genuine interest in animal welfare, then we would love to hear from you.

Administration and Business Support

The rest of the organisation does not function without the dedicated support of the Finance, HR and other support teams. So, if this is where your skills and interests lie, and you are passionate about the welfare of animals, marry the two together by joining our team.

Whatever your skill set and area of expertise, you can express a general interest or respond to any open positions advertised on this page or in the media. You can reach out to us to explore careers opportunities by emailing us.

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