The Wetlands Centre CockburnConnect with nature

Make a splash. Take time to reflect. Listen to nature. Reed more. Be green. What’s the rush? Don’t get bogged down!
Visit us. Support our cause. Get to know your wetlands better!

We are your wetlands centre!

We have been around for a long time, since 1993, doing wetlands work – conserving, restoring and educating. We’re that friendly place where everyone comes to recharge and dip their toes in the fascinating world of wetlands.

We are an independent, not-for-profit, community-based organisation. The Centre runs with a handful of dedicated staff and an amazing team of volunteers.


Wanju Coolbellup-Walyubup-Beeliar Mundak
                    Welcome to waterways bushland
Nitje djeeda barna ngundabut nyin Nyungar Wedjella wam boordjar
Where birds and animals live on this land with us all
Ngullarkin nyinniny nih, djinang wer kartadjin gurimbe kura yeyi boordawan
We sit, listen, look and learn about sunset of the past, today for tomorrow                    

Marie J Taylor
Nyungar Elder


At the epicentre of the Beeliar Wetlands

Our Centre is a gateway to the Beeliar Regional Park, a thriving conservation reserve which was created around two parallel chains of wetlands along the Swan Coastal Plain. Here, we are located in the suburb of Bibra Lake, 15 km south of the vibrant capital city of Western Australia, Perth.

 

Our featured Story

Saving Bibra Lake
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We have been actively involved in restoring and caring for Bibra Lake over the years. Read about the many challenges we face, and our approach and steadfast spirit in combating them.

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Wetlands - For Visitors
A unique experience awaits

Visit the Centre

Escape to the peaceful and serene surrounds of Bibra Lake and North Lake. Located so close to the city, our centre is fully functional and accessible.

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Wetlands - For Educators
The educator’s portal

Learn about wetlands

With a rich knowledge-base and team of experienced educators, our Centre has what you are looking for. Learn from the best as we bring the world of wetlands to life.

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Wetlands - For Volunteers
Join our flock

Volunteer with us

Pick up useful skills and gain hands-on experience while contributing to a great cause. Our friendly, knowledgeable team will make you feel right at home.

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Wetlands - For Venue Hire
A natural pick

Hire our facility

Our modern facility comes with every suitable amenity. Lush outdoors including a gazebo, a barbie and an amphitheatre; convenient well-spread indoors. You'll simply love the vibe.

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Wetlands - For Ecologists
Explore critical bionetworks

Study wetland ecology

Study intricate relationships between living and non-living entities in one of the most complex and important ecosystems in the world - the wetland ecosystem.

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Wetlands - For Supporters
More that it counts

Support our work

Support our team of passionate, friendly and knowledgeable wetland enthusiasts as we do important work. Make a donation or contribute your time. Every bit counts.

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Paying our respects

The beautiful and serene surrounds of North Lake and Bibra Lake are indeed special. Both, North Lake – Coolbellup and Bibra Lake – Walliabup, have historically served as sacred grounds for the Aboriginal Nyoongar people.

Associated with the mystical tales of the "Waugal"– the rainbow serpent, and Dreamtime yarns of the "Spirit Children", these grounds combine tradition with folklore, and love for "boodja" or country with love for nature. Numerous Aboriginal campsites have been documented adjacent to the lakes and the Beeliar mob had semi-permanent camps here.

We, at The Wetlands Centre Cockburn, are privileged to be located on these grounds, amidst so much history and heritage. We recognize and acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples as the true custodians and traditional owners of this land upon which the Centre is located.

We recognise their continued connection with the land, water and community. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging.

We appreciate the opportunity to share this country and are committed to working together.

Donate to your own wetlands

Your involvement and support mean the world to us!

We are passionate about our wetlands. And our mission has always been to connect people to this amazing, dynamic and delicate world.

Your contribution is essential. Every time you donate, you fund our many programs and initiatives. You help us conserve, protect and rehabilitate a precious and dwindling resource.

But it’s not just money. You contribute your time, talents and energy at the Centre. With your help we cover new ground and reach new heights every day.

As a not-for-profit, we couldn’t do any of this without you.

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The Wetlands Centre Cockburn

184 Hope Road, Bibra Lake, WA 6163
Tuesday - Office Day
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wesnesday - Office Day
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday - Volunteer Day
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday - Volunteer Day
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM