Native Animal Rehabilitation Centre

172 Hope Road, Bibra Lake (08) 9417 7105

About Native ARC

The name of the Association is Native ARC Incorporated and refers to the Native Animal Rehabilitation Centre which was initially formed out of concern for the rescue, treatment and care of injured, sick, orphaned and displaced native wildlife.

Native ARC is a not for profit organisation. An Executive Committee oversees the control and management of its affairs and finances. Native ARC is open 365 days a year and volunteers carry out the work of the Centre which operates two shifts seven days a week.

Native ARC is registered with:ACNC Registered Charity Logo RGB 795x795• Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC) Register (Federal Government);
• Register of Environmental Organisations (Federal Government);
• Registered Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Department of Parks and Wildlife WA (State Government);
• Registered Veterinary Hospital Veterinary Surgeons Board WA (State Government);
• Registered for a Charitable Collections License (State Government).


Where is Native ARC located?


Native ARC is located at 172 Hope Road Bibra Lake and operates from a building leased from the City of Cockburn.

Who does Native ARC work with?

There are many organisations that Native ARC has formed valuable partnerships with.

Native ARC and the City of Cockburn have developed an ongoing positive partnership with the City supporting the activities of the Centre and both organisations jointly undertaking programs that promote the importance of biodiversity and environmental sustainability.

Native ARC also partners with Murdoch Pet Emergency Centre (MPEC) taking referrals from the clinic as well as utilising the expert services of the veterinarians in the treatment of injured native wildlife. The Centre offers placements for veterinary students from Murdoch University to educate them in the handling, treatment, care and dietary requirements of injured/orphaned native wildlife.

In addition Native ARC has developed community and education partnerships where students can undertake work experience opportunities and assisted placements are also provided. The Centre has developed close partnerships with corporate groups resulting in positive outcome for both including on site team building events. Native ARC works closely with the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) and other local government organisations and businesses. Volunteering opportunities for overseas visitors are also available as is placement opportunities for students from other countries.

How many injured animals does Native ARC help?

Annually, Native ARC cares for over 3,000 injured, sick, orphaned wildlife with a group of dedicated volunteers, operating seven days a week with morning and afternoon shifts. Native ARC is one of a number of rehabilitation centres state-wide and the only Centre in the south metropolitan region. The Centre provides immediate intensive care within its hospital with patients subsequently moving through second and third stage rehabilitation prior to release.

How does Native ARC operate as a non-profit organisation?

Native ARC depends on donations from the public, fundraising activities and grants from private and public organisations. The Centre is assisted in its operations by support from the City of Cockburn in addition to collaborating with many community and corporate groups.

Native ARC, the City of Cockburn, the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre Inc, Bibra Lake Scouts and the City of Cockburn Aboriginal Reference Group are members of the Cockburn Wetlands Precinct to achieve
“A sustainable precinct providing a range of services to benefit the natural environment including a diverse learning experience for the community to ensure a sustainable future”.