COVID-19 lockdown update

UPDATE 12 July 

National and regional parks and reserves in Perth and Peel, including all accommodation, campgrounds and playgrounds are open to visitors. Customers affected by the recent lockdown will be contacted directly by email and campground booking fees will be refunded. We thank you for your patience as we progress the refund process.

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Stranded dolphin

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Stranded whales or dolphins

Parks and Wildlife Service officers respond to dolphin strandings.

If you see a stranded or distressed whale or dolphin call the Wildcare Helpline on (08) 9474 9055.

What you can do:

  • Put your safety first.
  • Call the Wildcare Helpline on (08) 9474 9055 – a Parks and Wildlife wildlife officer will arrive as soon as they can.
  • While waiting, try to be quiet.
  • Keep the animal’s skin moist with buckets of water if possible, avoiding the blowhole.
  • Listen to and follow the wildlife officer's instructions.

What NOT to do:

  • DO NOT put the safety of yourself or others at risk.
  • DO NOT stand close to the tail or head.
  • DO NOT attempt to push the animal back out to sea – this will only add to its suffering.
  • DO NOT apply sunscreen even if the animal’s skin is burnt.

Information on strandings for common Western Australian whales and dolphins