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Hundreds of Western Australians generously give their time in a variety of volunteer roles in Kings Park and Bold Park. They help to care for the natural environment, welcome visitors, advance science and preserve Western Australian history.

If you have a passion for native plants, conservation, local heritage, learning or meeting people, becoming a volunteer in Kings Park and Bold Park offers great satisfaction and rewards.

Registration process

All volunteers, other than Honour Avenues Group, must be Friends of Kings Park members. When a volunteer position arises in any of the volunteer groups it will be advertised in the Friends of Kings Park newsletter. Applicants are then encouraged to apply by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator.

Welcome, guide and educate

Kings Park Guides

The Kings Park Guides provide a world-class service to visitors; inspiring and educating people in local history and promoting native flora. These highly skilled volunteers provided guided walks in Kings Park and Botanic Garden and staff the Visitor Information Centre through the year.

Friends of Bold Park Bushland Guides

The Friends of Bold Park Bushland are a community group committed to protecting Bold Park. These volunteers take part in regeneration projects to maintain and improve the quality of the bushland; protecting the integrity of the park through lobbying and raising community awareness; and, providing free guided walks through Bold Park bushland.

Bushland care

You can expect to get your hands dirty, work up a sweat and meet some great people assisting with bushland care in Kings Park and Bold Park. On-the-job training is provided as you enter the fascinating world of Australian bush restoration and conservation. You will help restore critical areas of bushland and wildlife corridors. A reasonable level of physical fitness is required for these roles.

Garden care

Keen and aspiring gardeners are needed in some of the most famous garden beds in Western Australia. You can work in the Western Australian Botanic Garden, the beautiful parklands or around icons like the Flame of Remembrance and along the Mount Eliza scarp. The Garden Carers are part of the Friends of Kings Park. Garden Carers plant, mulch, weed, prune, tidy and maintain their chosen areas. You will be part of an integrated team of staff and volunteers and receive on-the-job training about the remarkable world of native plants and leading-edge horticulture.

Native plants for urban gardens

Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners

The dedicated and highly-skilled Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners promote the use of native plants in all Western Australian gardens. They provide a free garden advisory service for home gardeners and community groups. Their activities include handling public enquiries and researching information. These volunteers are also involved in research, growing and conservation projects in the park.

Growing Friends

The Growing Friends are part of the Friends of Kings Park and volunteers are needed to help grow native plants for the quarterly native plant sales. They work in a dedicated nursery to propagate and grow an amazing 50,000 native plants each year.

Conservation for future generations

Conservation volunteers contribute to a range of projects that are dedicated to conservation of our unique native plant species in Western Australia. Be involved in plant development and translocation projects. Use seed technology to germinate rare and threatened species and/or teach children about conservation and the environment.

Administration and events

Share your passionVolunteers are needed to help with special events and celebrations in Kings Park. You can get involved on a regular basis or just once in a while. You can assist with events including the regular native plant sales held by the Friends of Kings Park to raise important funds, the month-long Kings Park Festival in September or during our Summer Events season. Tasks vary widely from sorting plants and making sales at the Friends' plant sales, to general administration tasks in preparation for the Kings Park Festival.

Honour Avenues

The Honour Avenues Group cares for over 1,800 plaques located on the verges along the designated Honour Avenues - May Drive, May Circle, Lovekin Drive and Marri Walk. These plaques are dedicated to fallen Western Australian servicemen and women. To become a volunteer, please contact the the Group.

Christmas and New Year services

Visitors are advised that a number of services within Kings Park and Botanic Garden will be unavailable over the Christmas and New Year period.

Naturescape summer opening hours

In response to warming Perth summers and an increased frequency of very high fire danger days, BGPA has considered optimum visitor comfort and safety by implementing a change in summer opening hours in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park from 29 December – 30 January 2022.

Works at Mount Eliza Reservoir

The Water Corporation will be conducting upgrade works to the Mount Eliza Reservoir inlet in Kings Park from mid-June.

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Welcome to new Kings Park Science Summer Scholars

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is pleased to welcome the 2021-22 Kings Park Science Summer Scholars. 

Art, science and culture connect in seagrass-inspired exhibit

Art, science and culture are all coming together in a beautiful series of seagrass-inspired artworks, on display from 3 - 9 December at Aspects Gallery Shop in Kings Park.

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park 10th Anniversary

A decade of difference to celebrate! Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park has marked ten years of connecting kids to nature. 

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