Our Act

The proclamation of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Act 1998 in 1999 dissolved the Kings Park Board and established the Botanic Gardens and Park Authority (BGPA) and its Board of Management to control and manage Kings Park and other land (currently Bold Park).

Browse the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Act 1998 online.

Our Regulations

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Regulations 1999 cover a wide range of issues to protect managed lands (Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Bold Park).

The Authority may be required to issue infringements for breaches to the regulations and penalties may apply. Common issues include illegal parking, speeding, littering, damage to plants or wildlife, and uncontrolled pet activity.

Browse versions of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Regulations 1999 online.

Infringements

The Authority is required to issue infringements for breaches to the Regulations and penalties may apply. Actions that may attract infringements include illegal parking; speeding; littering; damage to plants or wildlife; dogs off leads.

If you have received an infringement from the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, please refer to the Infringements section for more information.

Other Legislation

As a State Government agency, the Authority must adhere to all other relevant State and Commonwealth legislation, such as (but not limited to):

  • Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972
  • Biodiversity Conservation Act 2000
  • Bush Fires Act 1954
  • Dog Act 1976
  • Freedom of Information Act 1992
  • Litter Act 1979
  • Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003
  • Road Traffic Act 1974
  • Soil and Land Conservation Act 1945
  • Wildlife Conservation Act 1950.

Visit the State Law Publisher website to view other Australian Government legislation.

Forrest Carpark Closure

On Monday 3 October Forrest Carpark and some surrounding paths will be closed for works from 6:30am until 3pm.

BCC building access

There will be limited access to the Biodiversity Conservation Centre building from Thursday 1 September 2022, 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

Ready, aim, restore! A new approach to define and achieve restoration targets

A team of researchers from Kings Park Science in Biodiversity and Conservation Science, the University of Western Australia (UWA) and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, have led the development of an approach for ecosystem restoration which connects scientific research, restoration policy, and on-the-ground action.

BGPA secures European plant breeding rights

Kings Park-bred waxflower (Chamelaucium) varieties bred by Kings Park have had plant breeding rights secured in the European market for the next 20 years.

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