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 licensed veterinary hospital with the Veterinary Surgeons' Board of Western Australia and a licensed wildlife rehabilitation centre with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Native ARC is a not for profit organisation. An Executive Committee oversees the control and management of its affairs and finances with several part-time employees overseeing day to day operations. Native ARC is open 365 days a year from 8.30am - 7.00pm with a 24 hour phone service available to the public. 

Native ARC is registered/licensed with:ACNC Registered Charity Logo RGB 795x795

• Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC) Register (Federal Government);
• Register of Environmental Organisations (Federal Government);
• Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (State Government);
• Veterinary Surgeons' Board WA (State Government);
• Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commision (State Government).

Where is Native ARC located?


Native ARC is located at 172 Hope Road Bibra Lake and is situated on an A-Class reserve.

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 Hospital. Both organisations jointly undertake programs that promote the importance of biodiversity and environmental sustainability.

Several corporate organisations partner with Native ARC on team-based volunteer projects and funding for capital works.

Native ARC partners with Murdoch University by providing work experience placements for veterinary science students 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.

Native ARC works closely with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and other local government organisations and businesses.

Volunteering opportunities for overseas visitors are also available as are placement opportunities for students from other countries.

How many injured animals does Native ARC help?

Annually, Native ARC cares for over 4000 injured, sick and orphaned wildlife with a group of more than 250 dedicated volunteers, operating seven days a week. Native ARC is one of a number of rehabilitation centres state-wide and a licensed veterinary hospital (one of only two in Western Australia). 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 Hospital 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 Wetlands Centre Cockburn, Bibra Lake Scouts and the City of Cockburn Aboriginal Reference Group are members of the Cockburn Wetlands Precinct and aim 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”.



Since Native ARC is a non-profit organisation, we rely on the generosity and support of the greater community.  

All donations are greatly appreciated.