The Department of Parks and Wildlife works with, and on behalf of, the people of Western Australia to protect and conserve the state’s parks, wildlife, forests and other natural assets. Individuals, volunteers, community groups, schools and businesses can all contribute to a vast range of important conservation programs across the state, such as campground hosting at some of our most popular parks during peak holiday periods, volunteering at the WA Herbarium, becoming volunteer rehabilitators of injured wildlife, or by becoming a community partner in a major conservation initiative such as the Kimberley Science and Conservation Strategy.
The department runs a variety of volunteer projects across the state including scientific research, community education and manual labour.
Check out our Volunteering opportunities.
River Guardians are friends of the Swan and Canning rivers. They keep the rivers healthy and enjoy great member benefits. Membership is free.
Check out our River Guardians.
Bush Rangers WA supports young Western Australians to take an active role in the conservation of the natural environment and better understand the mechanisms for its management.
Check out our Bush Rangers.
Nearer to Nature provides the community with unique, enjoyable activities that help participants discover marvellous natural areas in and around Perth and the South West.
Check out our Nearer to Nature.
Find a conservation group will help you get in touch with groups actively working to protect and manage bushland in your local area or area of interest.
View the find a conservation group application.