willy wagtail_edited.jpg

About Us

Our Mission

Mandurah Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is dedicated to caring for and rehabilitating sick, injured, orphaned and, displaced native wildlife with the aim of returning them to their natural environment.

Working with our local vets, we care for birds, reptiles, and marsupials. Our wonderful team of volunteers work 365 days of the year taking care of our animals.

We aim to become a centre of excellence in the care of native animals and to educate the people of the Peel region in the care of our local wildlife.

Our History

2002

  • A small group of home wildlife carers got together to look for premises to operate from.

  • Local developer and philanthropist David Wee provided the newly formed Mandurah Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre with a peppercorn lease and a small house to be refurbished as a rehabilitation centre.

 

2008

  • The first Management Committee was formed to oversee the new centre.

  • More than 30 volunteers worked on building aviaries and re-purposing the building into a care centre.

2010

  • The first joey pens were built and the onsite house became a wildlife rehabilitation centre.

  • Mandurah Wildlife Rehabilitation became a finalist in the Prime Super Community Groups of the Year National Awards.

2014

  • Lottery West provided $89,000 in funding for a new bird intensive care unit and recovery centre.

2015

  • New Bird Rehabilitation centre was officially opened by Dawesville MLA Dr Kim Hames.

2016

  • Mandurah Wildlife Rehabilitation was officially registered as an education and environment charity.

  • New Board of Directors were elected.

  • New flight aviaries were completed.

 

2019

  • The board worked  to ensure the long term sustainability of the wildlife centre.

  • Financial support from Lotterywest, Alcoa and City of Mandurah.

2020

  • New board of Directors appointed.

  • New website launched.

  • Covid-19 affects fundraising and public access but is used as an opportunity to  restructure the organization.

Sponsorship

Mandurah Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre welcomes all sponsors who are ethically aligned with Mandurah Wildlife Rehabilitation’s values of protecting Australia’s native animals. We form partnerships with our major partners and actively promote their contribution. Animal charities, especially those benefitting and caring for native and endangered wildlife are highly regarded by the public. Becoming a sponsor allows you to promote your involvement in the centre’s work

Major Sponsors donating more than $10,000 annually will receive the following:  

  • Your logo placed on a plaque of the associated project you are funding or on a plaque at the centre acknowledging your contribution

  • Media release to local newspapers acknowledging contribution and benefits.

  • Certificate for place of work acknowledging contribution

  • Listing as a major sponsor on our website

  • Write ups on social media and newsletters acknowledging sponsorship

  • Invitation to attend and be acknowledged at our annual volunteers function at the centre as well as to tour the closed facility and meet our resident wildlife.

If you are interested in sponsoring, contact us via the form below.

Thanks for submitting!