The Kings Park Volunteer Guides are a dynamic group of over 130 active people of varying ages and backgrounds. They all have a love for Kings Park and a desire to share this passion with visitors.

Kings Park GuidesSince their inception in 1984, the Guides have grown to accommodate changes in Kings Park and its visitors. In 2016, the Guides won the WA Community Volunteer Organisation of the Year.

'Being a Guide has opened up a whole new world to me. I have learned so much and I get to spend time in Kings Park, which I love. I have made so many new friends who share my interest in wildflowers and in the history of this wonderful place. It is very rewarding.' Thelma

Guiding duties

  • Lead Guided Walks daily

  • Vary the walk program through the year to include botanical, ecological, historical, cultural and scientific aspects of Kings Park

  • Staff the Visitor Information Centre (daily between 9.30 am - 4.00 pm in two shifts, with two Guides on each shift)

  • Lead custom-designed walks as requested

  • Contribute to park projects and research.

Join the Kings Park Volunteer Guides

All new Guides are required to complete a 14 week training course. They run every few years and the 2018 course is now full. If you would like to find out more about becoming a Kings Park Volunteer Guide, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to register your interest.

Members enjoy monthly meetings, presentations on a range of subjects and excursions.

A commitment of at least three duties a month is required - usually at least one in the Visitor Information Centre and one walk - all Guides are expected to do both.

Australasian Botanic Guides Conference

The Kings Park Volunteer Guides are excited to be hosting the 16th Australasian Botanic Guides Conference in Kings Park from 16 - 20 September 2019. Planning is under way to showcase the wonderful environment of Kings Park and Botanic Garden during the conference.

Further information

Please contact the Kings Park Guides for further information.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden during November and December 2017 due to concert events.

Naturescape opening

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will re-open to the public at 9.00 am on 14 December 2017, with exciting new additions.

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Observing night-time pollinators

The Kings Park Science team have jumped at the opportunity to see what goes on in banksia woodland at all times of the day and night.

New Naturescape adventures

New adventures await in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park these summer holidays! We will re-open to welcome members of the community from 9.00 am on 14 December 2017, with eye-popping new places to explore.

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