Welcome to Mt Alexander Animal Welfare Inc.

Caring for Animals

Mt Alexander Animal Welfare Inc is a not for profit animal welfare organisation providing high quality animal care and community education on animal welfare.  We find lifelong homes for surrendered and homeless animals through careful rehoming programs.

Volunteers form the backbone of our activities at our shelter at 24 Langslow Street (former RSPCA shelter) and at our opportunity shop at 105 Barker Street, Castlemaine.

We are looking for Casual Animal Attendants

Our busy shelter needs the help of some casual staff to help care for our animals.  If you are interested please take a look our our advertisement:  Casual Animal Attendant and the  Animal Attendant Position Description.  We are looking for people with experience working in a shelter environment, who like working closely with volunteers and who love animals.  If you would like to apply please send an application to us by March 12th.

Take a look at our Easter gifts

Available at our Opportunity Shop, 105 Barker Street Cat and kitten gifts for Easter

Take a look at our Open Day photos

New Cattery Needed

We are seeking donations and bequests for our new cattery.  Our existing cattery is not compliant with the required standards.  It is hot in summer and cold in winter.  We have begun planning for a new facility to be built.  We think we will need around $50,000 in donations and grants for this to happen.  If you are able to help, even with a small donation, please click on the donate button on this page and mark your donation For the Cattery.  If you are able to help we would be very grateful.

This is the current facility.  You can see that it is not watertight or insulated.



Email us at mtalexanimalwelfare@gmail.com

Phone us at the Animal Welfare Shelter on 5472 5277.

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Call in to the Shelter or to our Opportunity Shop.


Animal Welfare Shelter:   Monday to Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

Opportunity Shop:  Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm, Saturday 10 am – 1 pm


We are in need of lots of equipment and supplies for the shelter and we would love to receive donations – you can click on the Donate button at the top of this page or come in to the shop or shelter to make a donation.  MAAW is very grateful to the community for the wonderful support we have already received.


Download Membership and Volunteer Forms here:

Become a Member Membership Application Form

We depend on volunteers so please volunteer with us!!