RSPCA Qld’s EMU (Educational Mobile Unit) will be heading to the Burdekin Shire during the week beginning Monday August 24th.

EMU’s recently updated classroom caters for “kids” from 1 to 100, with computers, games and activities, teachers resources, displays and RSPCA campaign information.

Thanks to funding from the Burdekin Shire EMU will make its way into classrooms and throughout the Burdekin.

There will also be a special pet party evening at the Ayr Showgrounds the afternoon of the 24th from 4pm -7pm.

Apart from the opportunity to board EMU there will be $10 pet portraits, a sausage sizzle, free pet training, 2 jumping castles and microchipping for only $25.

By the way…Emu’s new features include:

  • A Human sized battery hen cage – feel the squeeze inside the cage of terror!
  • A “threats to wildlife diorama” - see if you can discover all the threats to our Australian native animals
  • Careers in animal care – discover information about being a vet/nurse, groomer, ranger or RSPCA worker.

Aboard EMU you will also receive basic, informed advice on how to avoid being bitten by dogs and the right pet to choose for your particular lifestyle.

“It’s also a chance to learn about humane values and animal care in a fun-filled and challenging way,” says RSPCA Qld’s Senior Education Officer Daryl Joy. “The lessons not only teach the students to care and respect all creatures great and small, but also help to shape compassionate and humane citizens of the future.”

EMU’s Burdekin school schedule is:




Monday 24th August

Name: St Colman’s School

Venue: Eleventh Ave, Home Hill

Contact Person: Caroline Fuller

PH: 4782 2030

Monday 24th August

Burdekin Pet Party

Venue: Ayr Showgrounds

Contact: Gemma Bonnet

Session start: 4:00pm - Session end: 7:00pm


Tuesday 25th August 

Name: Burdekin Christian College

Venue: 2-12 Melbourne St, Ayr

Contact Person: Sandra Saunders

PH: 4783 5552

Fax: 47835926


Wednesday 26th August

Name: East Ayr State School

Venue: 43-73 Ross St, Ayr 4807

Contact Person: Helen McCulough

PH: 4783 0222

Email: [email protected]

Thursday 27th  August 

Name: Home Hill Primary School

Venue: 113 Fourteenth Ave, Home Hill

Contact Person: Bradley Keioskie

PH: 4790 5555

Email: [email protected]


Friday 28th August 

Name: Ayr State School

Venue: 141 Graham St, Ayr

Contact Person: Bryan Dudley

PH: 4790 3300

Email: [email protected]

EMU spends the year travelling throughout Queensland visiting schools, community events and shows.