RSPCA Reserve

RSPCA Reserve

Stage Number: MBSH.02.03.03

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Yeronga

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 295 Fairfield Road, Yeronga

Latitude & Longitude: -27.51286111,153.01975

Time Link: 1920

Map Link: 1920

Image Time Point: 1920

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Five acres of land at Yeronga was set aside in 1920 as the ‘Reserve for Refuge of Aged and Starving Horses and Lost and Strayed Dogs’. Annual placements for dogs at the reserve were initially less than 20, growing to almost 1,000 per year after the RSPCA purchased a vehicle to help them better respond to calls and complaints in 1925. By 1951, the annual intake of dogs and cats exceeded 9,200. The reserve became the site of the RSPCA headquarters (formerly in Brisbane City) in 1963. The centre closed in 2011 when the RSPCA moved to a new facility at Wacol.


Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Queensland, ‘Our History’, webpage.

Image Citations

RSPCA headquarters, 1960s. RSPCA archives. Record number. CP0310.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 20 chains to the inch. Brisbane and suburbs street and road map showing railway lines and tramway routes, with radial lines at one mile intervals from the GPO. 20 chains to the inch.. 634570