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


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 judgement skills and pragmatism in decision making

– Strong networking skills

– Team player with the ability to work autonomously

– A demonstrated commitment to exceptional customer service

– Be a self-motivator

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Animal Welfare League NSW has rare and exciting job opportunities for enthusiastic and skilled staff to join our Mobile Vet Team!

Travelling across the state, we are on the lookout for Veterinarians to help run our incredible community desexing and vaccination programs. The successful candidates will help to provide vital services to disadvantaged communities and those affected by drought and other natural disasters.
As well as being part of our community and rapid response team, you will also help to treat the hundreds of vulnerable animals by providing assistance to our Inspectorate and shelter operations. This is a busy, yet rewarding opportunity unlike any other.
If you are looking for a life-changing experience and want to be part of something great, be sure to email us today!
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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.

Would you like to get involved too? Volunteer with us today!