Notification: Parks and Wildlife Service is part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

A message to our stakeholders

Parks and Wildlife Service is part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. The new department brings together the functions and staff of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Rottnest Island Authority, Zoological Parks Authority and the former Department of Parks and Wildlife.

It has a strong emphasis on improving Western Australia’s natural attractions as key tourism assets, and creating opportunities for private sector investment and partnerships while conserving environmental values. It consolidates conservation science to build and share knowledge of the State’s biodiversity.

Visit the Kings Park and Botanic GardenPerth Zoo, and Rottnest Island websites.

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Warm up for winter with Nearer to Nature

With winter school holidays fast approaching, why not book your children in for some unique, fun, hands-on activities held in marvellous natural areas in and around Perth.

There are activities for kids of all ages providing them with up close and personal experiences with our wonderful plants and animals in some very special places.

Some of the activities on offer during July school holidays include adventure caving, frog foraging, rambling with a ranger and squelching through swampland. Bookings are essential and fill up fast, so enrol your kids now.

Download the pdfWarm up for winter 2017 calendar763.03 KB, or visit our Community page to find out more.

Ningaloo Marine Park – Celebrating 30 Years!

The home of Australia’s largest fringing coral reef, Ningaloo Marine Park, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Ningaloo became Western Australia’s second marine park on 3 April 1987 and is now enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of visitors each year from across the world.

Ningaloo Marine Park coordinator Peter Barnes said that within 15 minutes of jumping on a boat, visitors can encounter sea turtles, dugongs, manta rays, dolphins, killer whales and of course the wonderful whale sharks.