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Support the Maryborough District Animal Refuge

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We rely heavily on the passion and enthusiasm of our volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts in assisting in the day to day care of our animals as well as the ongoing maintenance of our facilities.

Volunteer at the Maryborough Animal RefugeVolunteering positions include:

  • Dog kennel cleaner (7am – 10am);
  • Cattery cleaner (7am – 10am);
  • Team dog walker (7am – 10am);
  • Social dog walker (10am – 2pm);
  • Cat groomer (10am – 2pm);
  • Maintenance / handy work / gardening (as required – flexible hours);
  • Light duties (as required – flexible hours);
  • Fundraising assistance (as required – flexible hours).

If you would be interested in any one or more of the above positions please contact us by filling out the below volunteer application form and emailing us at or by popping in to the Refuge and we can show you around.  You will also need the date of your last tetanus vaccination and/or booster along with photo identification (driver’s licence or 18+ card) to complete your application.


Community fundraising is an important part of raising awareness in the community for responsible pet ownership. Holding your own fundraiser could be a really great way to raise much needs funds for the Maryborough District Animal Refuge and have a great time in the process.

Some ideas for fundraising …

Casual dress days at your school

Organise a casual dress day at your school and ask those participating to donate a gold coin to the Maryborough District Animal Refuge.

Morning Teas

Organise a bake off at your workplace where everyone brings in a contribution towards morning tea and everyone donates a gold coin to the Maryborough District Animal Refuge.


Raise awareness of the Maryborough District Animal Refuge by inviting one of our representatives out to your organisation to provide information on responsible pet ownership and ways in which they can help.

Sausage Sizzles

Maryborough District Animal Refuge have a sausage sizzle team.  If you are holding an event we are happy to come out and provide the sausage sizzle with all profits going towards the Maryborough District Animal Refuge.

Girls Nights In – Movies

What better way to spend a night than with your girlfriends.  Grab some friends, some popcorn and put on a movie.  You could create a movie ticket for each person to purchase before the start of the movie with all proceeds being donated to Maryborough District Animal Refuge.

Game Nights

Like to have friends around to play cards or board games?  Why not make it a fundraiser and charge an entry fee for games night with all proceeds being donated to Maryborough District Animal Refuge.



Our goal is to promote responsible pet ownership and by becoming a member of the Maryborough District Animal Refuge you are adding your voice to our cause and that is to ensure all animals are provided with a safe and loving home.

Financial Membership Benefits:

  • 10%  discount on all veterinary products and medications for sale at the Refuge
  • 10%  discount on all animal equipment sold at the Refuge
  • 10%  discount on Hyrdrobathing
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Attendance at our Members’ meetings and AGM.

Fees:      Standard (18+): $20.00 per year
Concession: $15.00 per year
(Concession card must be sighted or a copy emailed)

Memberships are due annually on 1 July of each year.

Fill out our Membership Form to get started!

Download the Printable Form.
When completed please email the form back to or return it to the Refuge Office during working hours.


Download Printable Form

Renew Your Annual Membership Online

Already a member and need to renew your membership by 1st July? Pay online!

Foster Information

Fostering is a great way to provide help and assistance to Maryborough District Animal Refuge and animals in need.

Can you provide:

  • suitable transportation equipment (cat carrier, lead for dogs);
  • a comfortable and safe living environment for the animal;
  • adequate containment (fencing) for the animal with protection from the elements.

In addition you will need bowls and bedding for your foster animal.  Maryborough District Animal Refuge will provide high quality premium food for your foster animal.  It is a big responsibility deciding to be a foster carer but a rewarding one.  You will need to be patient and affectionate as you will be caring for their emotional and mental wellbeing as well as their physical needs.  A driver’s licence is necessary to get to and from possible vet appointments and to and from the refuge on an as needs basis.

Dog Fenced