This information is taken from the Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre website

About usEdit

Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (Incorporated) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the protection and welfare of native wildlife.

Kanyana is run entirely by volunteers from the local community, with the generous support of local businesses.

It takes over 100 volunteers to cover two shifts per day, every day of the year. The day-to-day activities of the volunteers provide for all of the needs of the animals and the operation of the centre. Specific tasks include nursing and feeding sick and injured birds and animals, cleaning and maintenance, administration and public education.

New volunteers are always welcome.

Local businesses support Kanyana through donations of food, consumables and funding.

Veterinarian Dr Tim Oldfield and staff at Wattle Grove Veterinary Hospital provide invaluable veterinary advice and services.

Kanyana's aims are:

  • To rehabilitate sick, injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife.
  • To participate in the Department of Environment and Conservation's (DEC) Western Shield endangered species captive breeding program.
  • To provide education for the community about the need to preserve wildlife habitats and ecosystems, and to value wildlife as a resource for a healthier living planet.

Join the Kanyana volunteer staffEdit

Volunteering a regular part of your week at the Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is one of the most personally rewarding things you can do with your time.

Learn valuable lifeskills and help the environment around you at the same time. Discover the beauty of our native fauna and help ensure they will still be here for future generations.

If you are far away from our Western Australian hospital, you can still help Kanyana save wildlife in many other ways. And remember; we always welcome overseas volunteers.

What’s needed to become a Kanyana volunteer ?Edit

  • No particular skills needed as we offer on-the-job training
  • A weekly commitment of at least four hours
  • Is over 16 years old
  • Has an up-to-date Tetanus injection
  • Fill in volunteer application form and attend monthly intro evening
  • Has a paid-up Kanyana membership
  • Has completed a DEC Volunteer Registration form which is available from Kanyana

Anyone interested in becoming a Kanyana volunteer is invited to contact us on or (08) 9291 3900

New-volunteer Introduction sessionsEdit

Introduction sessions for new volunteers are held monthly, at 6:30pm at Kanyana, on the 1st Wednesday of each month. As numbers are limited, bookings are essential.

Volunteer BenefitsEdit

  • Insurance coverage, whilst working at Kanyana, under DEC’s Riskcover Insurance
  • Kanyana membership card which entitles you to a range of discounts
  • Kanyana’s quarterly newsletter
  • Voting rights at Kanyana’s AGM
  • Invitation for you and your partner to Kanyana’s annual Thank You party

No time to volunteer ?Edit

You can still help by becoming an Associate Member; membership fees Kanyana’s lifeblood, helping to fund its extensive operations. As we receive no government funding for our lifesaving work, we depend on these annual fees to help with our funding.

Associate Member benefitsEdit

  • Kanyana’s quarterly newsletter
  • Kanyana membership card which entitles you to a range of discounts

Information For Overseas VolunteersEdit

Kanyana welcomes overseas volunteers with teaching, animal-care or veterinary skills. For the safety of our volunteers and our animals, overseas volunteers are required to have a good understanding of English, both written and verbal.

For the experience to be mutually beneficial, Kanyana requires a minimum commitment of one month, 5 days a week from overseas volunteers.

More detailed information can be provided by email.

Anyone interested in becoming a Kanyana volunteer is invited to contact us via with a copy of their CV and two references from people unrelated to the candidate.

Contact KanyanaEdit

Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (Inc.)
120 Gilchrist Rd
Western Australia 6076

Phone: (08) 9291 3900 Int' 61 8 9291 3900

Fax: (08) 9291 0384 Int' 61 8 9291 0384


Emergency HelpEdit

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or displaced native animal or bird, arrange first aid quickly.

Swift action may well save the animal's life, so phone immediately. Much effort will be put into treating and nursing the bird or animal back to full health and, eventually, the release of the animal back into its natural habitat.

Please contact one of the numbers listed below:

Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
9291 3900
Kanyana provides advice and assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Department of Environment and Conservation WildCare Hotline (08) 9474 9055
The WildCare telephone hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, diverting to after hours numbers at nights and weekends, to provide immediate assistance.

Perth Zoo (08) 9474 0444 (Office hours, diverting to after hours numbers at nights and weekends).

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