The Kings Park Volunteer Guides are a dynamic group of over 140 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.

Becoming a Kings Park Volunteer Guide

All new Guides are required to complete a 14 week training course.

Kings Park Guides enjoy monthly meetings, presentations on a range of subjects and excursions for continued learning.

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

The latest Kings Park Guides course has recently been finalised, the next training course may be scheduled in 2020. There are no waiting lists for the Kings Park Guides.

All arising volunteer positions are advertised in the Friends of Kings Park member newsletter. If you would like to become a Friends of Kings Park member please visit their website for more information.

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. Visit the conference website for all the details. Registrations of interest are now open!

Further information

Please contact the Kings Park Guides for further information.

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.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden from December 2018 until May 2019 due to concert events.

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Call for Aboriginal tourism operators

Kings Park, or Kaarta Koomba, invites local businesses employing, owned or run by Aboriginal people to provide new tourism and cultural experiences for its visitors.

Snapshot of our busy year

The 2017-18 annual report has landed on the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority bookshelf, recording another outstanding year and an estimated 5.7 million visitors enjoying the expansive parklands, natural bushland and WA Botanic Garden in Kings Park and Bold Park.

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