We are the 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.
“My temple is the swamp… When I would recreate myself, I seek the darkest wood, the thickest and most impenetrable and to the citizen, most dismal, swamp. I enter a swamp as a sacred place, a sanctum sanctorum… I seemed to have reached a new world, so wild a place…far away from human society. What’s the need of visiting far-off mountains and bogs, if a half-hour’s walk will carry me into such wildness and novelty.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A natural pick
Hire our facility
Our modern facility comes with every suitable amenity. Lush outdoors that include a gazebo, a barbie and an amphitheatre, and convenient well-spread indoors, you'll simply love the vibe.
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.
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.
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.