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

Wildcare course conducted at the Keiran McNamara Conservation Science Centre
Wildcare Course - Photo © Parks and Wildlife

Basic course in wildlife rehabilitation

This introductory course, facilitated by the Parks and Wildlife Service, is designed for anyone in the community interested in the rehabilitation of sick, injured or abandoned native wildlife.

Information is presented by some of Western Australia's most experienced wildlife rehabilitators. They will share their expertise in their specialist fields - marsupials (kangaroos and possums), reptiles and birds (including raptors).

The course also caters for those interested in volunteering at an established wildlife rehabilitation centre and is a prerequisite for those volunteers who would like to become a Parks and Wildlife Service registered wildlife rehabilitator.

Please note:  The course format does not provide for the handling of native wildlife. 
Please call the Volunteers and Community Unit on (08) 9334 0251 for information on wildlife rehabilitation centres.

Two on-line course components need to be completed before attending the face-to-face sessions. 
Metropolitan courses are conducted at the Keiran McNamara Conservation Science Centre at the department’s headquarters, 17 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington over two days from 9am - 4pm.

The fees for the metropolitan courses are:

  • $210 - General member of the public
  • $160 - discount fee*

Discount fees are available - refer to the registration form and booking conditions below.

Included in the course fee:

  • two days face-to-face training
  • a light morning tea provided both days. 
  • a comprehensive course manual provided on a USB flash-drive

Metropolitan course dates for 2018

  • April 7, 8 (Sat/Sun)
  • June 23, 24 (Sat/Sun )
  • September 15, 16 (Sat/Sun)

Download the docRegistration Form634.00 KB to register.

Regional course for 2018

Location - Karratha

Date - February 24, 25 (Sat/Sun)

Please call Volunteers and Community Unit to register.


Volunteers who have registered with a recognised Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre or association and can provide evidence of at least 20 hours of service may apply for a discounted price for the Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course. (Please provide a letter of support with your booking form).



Volunteers and Community Unit
Phone: 08 9219 8251
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