The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is a Western Australian State Government authority. It was formed in 1999, following the proclamation of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Act 1998 and Regulations 1999.
The two major incentives for this new Act were to update legislation that had been operating for the management of Kings Park and Botanic Garden by the Kings Park Board since 1895 and to provide legislation for the Authority to manage other designated lands, such as Bold Park (which was declared an A class reserve in August 1998). Kings Park and Bold Park are two of Perth's largest reserves, incorporating the State's Botanic Garden and important urban bushland areas.
The Authority's vision is to create and provide world-recognised botanic gardens and parks and to inspire the conservation of biological diversity. Many staff and volunteers work enthusiastically to make both parks the inspiring places they are today.
Your interest in employment at Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is welcomed. Current job vacancies are regularly advertised on this website.
Rules and regulations
The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Act 1998 and Regulations 1999 cover a wide range of issues to protect the managed lands: Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and Bold Park.
Payments for infringements and tax invoices can be made online and no transaction fees apply. Other payments, including event and education bookings can be made by phone, fax, email, post or in person.
Western Australian Botanic Garden
The Western Australian Botanic Garden is located within Kings Park and showcases some of the State's most diverse and spectacular plant groups, including many rare and threatened species.
Backyard Botanicals Garden
The Backyard Botanicals Garden, located in Synergy Parkland around the Zamia Cafe, demonstrates how easy it is to grow Western Australian native plants in your own backyard.
Research and conservation
The Science Directorate undertakes integrated and innovative research in native plant biology, underpinning conservation and ecological restoration of Western Australia's unique biodiversity, and biodiversity generally.
Publications and reports
The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority publishes a range of information including books, brochures, scientific papers, strategic policy documents and annual reports.
Get involved and let your passion grow. You can support the vibrant community of dedicated staff, volunteers and visitors that care for Kings Park and Bold Park.