Applications for the 2021-22 Kings Park summer science scholarships for tertiary students have now been finalised and the scholarships will commence in early December 2021.

Kings Park Science summer scholarship students are supported by the Friends of Kings Park. Photo: S. Krauss.

Past scholarship students have loved the opportunity to hone their research skills and learn from knowledgeable Kings Park Science staff.

The scholarships provide an exciting opportunity for students to undertake a funded research project with Kings Park's science team for 12 weeks. These scholarships are ideal for talented students contemplating honours or post-graduate research in native plant science, conservation biology or restoration ecology and include a tax-free stipend of $7,000 plus operating costs.  

Kings Park Summer Scholarships are generously supported by the Friends of Kings Park Fund.

The Kings Park Summer Scholarship program is complementary, and runs in parallel, to the broader DBCA
Biodiversity and Conservation Science Summer Scholarship program for which further information can be obtained from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kings Park's Science Directorate undertakes integrated research focused largely on the conservation of threatened native plants and bushland restoration and management. Research is focused on the key themes of restoration ecology, conservation genetics, conservation biotechnology, off-site germplasm conservation, seed biology, ecophysiology, plant and animal dynamics and fire ecology.

The Science team operates from the Biodiversity Conservation Centre in Kings Park, with offices and dedicated state-of-the-art research laboratories within a stunning natural setting.

Senior research staff include Dr Jason Stevens (Program Leader), Dr Siegy Krauss (Conservation Genetics), Dr Eric Bunn (Conservation Biotechnology), Dr David Merritt (Seed Science), and Dr Ben Miller (Fire Ecology). In addition, we currently have more than 15 externally funded research scientists, numerous postgraduate students and research support staff comprising a major research team of more than 50 people.

Further information

Please contact Dr Siegy Krauss via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (+61 8) 9480 3673.

Biara Cafe temporary closure

Biara Cafe will be closing temporarily from 2 August - 19 September for refurbishment works.

Administration car park closure

There will be limited access to the BGPA Administration building and the Kings Park Education and Learning building from Wednesday 15 June 2022 for approximately 8 weeks, due to ongoing Water Corporation works.

Water Corporation works

The Water Corporation is replacing approximately 700 metres of ageing water pipes between Mount Eliza Reservoir and Bellevue Terrace in Kings Park.

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New Bold Park Management Plan

The Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 has been published by BGPA after a period of extensive public consultation

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