WA Wildlife Hospital

The WA Wildlife Hospital is the first of its kind in Western Australia and possibly Australia. At almost 700m2 in size, it is a best practice facility with a capacity to house up to 10,000 animals per annum.

Funded by the City of Cockburn as part of the Cockburn Wetlands Precinct redevelopment and overall redevelopment of (then) Native ARC, the Hospital opened in March 2021. A Lotterywest grant enabled the Hospital to be fitted out with specialist equipment, enclosures and resources needed to operate at best practice.

The Hospital is open 365 days a year from 8.30am – 7.00pm and provides free medical services to wildlife brought in directly from the public, local rangers or other veterinary clinics and rehabilitation facilities.

All wildlife admitted to the Hospital receive the best possible outcome for release back into the wild. No animal is too common or too small. 

WA Wildlife places the same value on all animals and we spare no expense – whether it be performing a skin graft on a Spotted Dove, oesophageal repair on an Australian Pelican or caesarean section on a gravid (pregnant) Shingleback Lizard, the WA Wildlife Hospital is here to Help Wild Lives Live.Tours of the WA Wildlife Hospital will commence September 2021. You can make an individual or group booking (up to 10 people).  Book your tour today!

WA Wildlife Rehabilitation

WA Wildlife is a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservations and Attractions. Animals treated in the WA Wildlife Hospital are moved to state of the art rehabilitation enclosures which were funded by Lotterwest, BP Kwinana Refinery and the Perth National Resource Management. 

WA Wildlife provides species specific rehabilitation for up to 200 different species in purpose built enclosures occupying two acres of property. 

These include bird flight aviaries, including five 25m flight aviaries, bird of prey flight enclosures, specialist waterbird and seabird ponds, small mammal enclosures, kangaroo release enclosures. A Marine Turtle Rehabilitation Facility is planned for completion by late 2022.

Unlike the WA Wildlife Hospital and the Education and Training Centre, WA Wildlife’s Rehabilitation Facility is not open to the public and is fenced off within a secure area, enabling the animals to better heal and recover from their injuries.

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.