Native ARC Incorporated trading as WA Wildlife
The legal name of the Association is Native ARC Incorporated and refers to the Native Animal Rehabilitation Centre which was initially formed out of concern for the rescue, treatment and care of injured, sick, orphaned and displaced native wildlife. From 1998 to 2021, Native ARC Incorporated traded as Native ARC.
In March 2021, Native ARC Incorporated ceased trading as Native ARC and commenced trading as WA Wildlife.
Whilst the Native ARC brand is no longer being actively promoted, the legacy of the Native ARC brand lives on in our values, philosophies and long-term volunteers/staff who continue to represent everything that the Native ARC brand stood for.
WA Wildlife History
1998: Native ARC Incorporated commenced operating a small wildlife rehabilitation facility out of an old house (leased from the City of Cockburn) which was located on the north side of Bibra Lake. The organisation traded as Native ARC
2006: The City of Cockburn demolished the old house and Native ARC was relocated to another house (leased by the City of Cockburn) adjacent to it.
2009: A major restructure of Native ARC occurred. This resulted in the introduction of structured governance/ operational systems ensuring compliance with regulatory bodies in Western Australia.
2016: Planning for the Native ARC veterinary hospital commenced.
2018: Native ARC was licensed with the Veterinary Surgeons’ Board of Western Australia making Native ARC the first wildlife rehabilitation facility in WA to operate as both a rehabilitation facility and veterinary hospital.
2021: Native ARC Incorporated ceased trading as Native ARC and commenced trading WA Wildlife.
2021: The WA Wildlife Hospital commenced operations. The building and fit-out (funded by the City of Cockburn and Lotterywest respectively), is a centre of excellence for wildlife medicine and rehabilitation in Australia. At almost 700m2, it is one of the largest wildlife hospital in Australia and the busiest wildlife rehabilitation facility in Western Australia.
2021: The WA Wildlife Ambulance commenced operations. The Ambulance is the only designated wildlife rescue service in Western Australia.