WA Wildlife is a trading name for Native ARC Incorporated. Native ARC Inc is a registered charity, license number 21503, licensed in Western Australia under the Charitable Collections Act 1946.

Native ARC Inc is registered/licensed with:

• Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC) Register (Federal Government);
• Register of Environmental Organisations (Federal Government);
• Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (State Government);
• Veterinary Surgeons’ Board WA (State Government); and
• Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (State Government).

Native ARC Inc is classified as a medium-sized charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission and is audited annually by Australian Audit.

WA Wildlife relies on donations from the public, fundraising activities, grants from private and public organisations and is assisted in its operations by support from the City of Cockburn.

Organisational Structure

Our Patron, the Hon Melissa Parke is committed to wildlife conservation and is involved in building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to progress the vision of WA Wildlife.

An Executive Committee oversees the control and management of its affairs and finances with several part-time employees overseeing day to day operations.


The Management Team of WA Wildlife consists of the CEO, Director of Operations, Senior Veterinarian and Hospital Manager.

The vision and strategic direction of WA Wildlife is overseen by Bob Dunn (Chair) and Diane Munrowd (CEO).

All operations including the WA Wildlife Hospital, WA Wildlife Ambulance, WA Wildlife Education and Training Centre and the WA Wildlife Op Shop are overseen by Dean Huxley (Director of Operations).

Management of the WA Wildlife Hospital is overseen by Dr Meg Rodgers (Senior Veterinarian) and Karen Clarkson (Hospital Manager).

Several part-time, casual and fixed-term contract staff are employed including Veterinarians, Wildlife Rescue Officers, Education and Training Officers and Administration staff.

Donations are never allocated to salaries. All salaries are covered by grants or fee for service activities (i.e. education and training, fundraising events). All donations go directly to our animal care projects.

A team of more than 220 volunteers undertake a variety of tasks relating to the care of wildlife at the WA Wildlife Hospital.

WA Wildlife acknowledges the Noongar people of Beeliar Boodjar. We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging. Copyright © 2021.