About us

The Mandurah Wildlife Rescue Centre is dedicated to rehabilitating injured and sick native animals with the aim of returning them to the wild.

Working with our local vets, we care for birds, reptiles, and marsupials. Our wonderful team of volunteers work 365 days of the year taking care of our animals.

We aim to become a centre of excellence in the care of native animals and to educate the people of the Peel region in the care of our local wildlife.

Our History

2002

A small group of home wildlife carers got together to care for wildlife in their homes. As the Mandurah based group expanded they looked for premises to operate from. Local developer and philanthropist David Wee offered his property and provided the newly formed Mandurah Wildlife Rescue with a peppercorn lease. The small house on the property was refurbished by volunteers to develop a rehabilitation centre. 

2008

Mandurah Wildlife Rescue’s first Management Committee was formed to oversee business development and operations at the new centre. More than 30 volunteers worked on building aviaries and re-purposing the building into a care centre.

2010

The first joey pens were built and renovations to the onsite house allowed us to become a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Mandurah Wildlife Rescue became a finalist in the Prime Super Community Groups of the Year National Awards.

picture of animal ICU

2014

Lottery West provided $89,000 in funding for a new bird intensive care unit and recovery centre.

2015

New Bird Rehabilitation centre was officially opened by Dawesville MLA Dr Kim Hames

2016

Mandurah Wildlife Rescue was officially registered as an education and environment Charity

New Board of Directors were elected

New flight aviaries were completed

2019

New Plans to become self-sustainable: The board worked on new revenue to ensure the long term sustainability of the wildlife centre. Lotterywest, Alcoa and City of Mandurah provided financial support for this new direction.

2020

New board of Directors appointed

New website launched

Covid-19 affects fundraising and public access but is used as an opportunity to make changes to the centre and restructure the organisation