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you choose your start and finish dates.
Programs begin every Thursday, therefore
you should plan to arrive in Perth on a
Thursday. Inductions take place on the
Friday, you then have the weekend free to
explore Perth, ready to start working at the Project
3 weeks to 12 weeks, subject to visa requirements
Minimum age 18, no qualifications necessary
(just a good dose of enthusiasm).
- Arranging your Programme
Full pre-departure support and assistance
Payment Protection Insurance
- local in-country team support and backup
- 24-hr emergency support.
What's not included
Cost of Visas (if a visa is required)
Airport pickup and return (but we can arrange this for you)
Daily transport to and from your project
Who can do this Project?
All projects are open to all nationalities.
They have many animal
species, like pelicans, kangaroos and even at times
penguins. Some of the wildlife has to stay at the
Centre for a long time before they can be released
because certain things have to be taken into
account, such as the time of year, if there is
sufficient water around, bad or stormy weather,
release sites and habitat re-development Another
important aspect is the number of animals in the
area and whether the area can sustain them without
risk of over-population.
The type of work is very varied, depending on the
time of year. The range of activities you may
- Caring for the animals
and birds, including cleaning enclosures and cages.
- Preparing food and water for the animals.
the duck and swan pond.
- Assisting with compiling
medical records for all new animals that are brought
to the Centre.
- Checking the animal diet board to
ensure that the sick or injured animals are
receiving the meals that have been specified for
- Cleaning the hospital boxes and tanks.
- You may
be able to assist with animal captures, but this
will depend on a number of factors, such as whether
the animal is dangerous, what type of terrain it is
stranded in, and whether there are captures while
- Surveys and monitoring
maintenance: This includes tasks such as: checking
the upkeep of the animal enclosures; checking the
hoses and fixing them if required; checking the
various pieces of equipment and reporting which need
replacing or repairing, in order to ensure things
are kept to the best standard possible
- Gardening and
- Help in the office with some administration
the Centre has the policy that the
feelings and mental welbeing of the animals, not the
people, comes first! The centre brings in wild
animals that are in desperate need of help, so you
should be prepared for the fact that some of these
injured or abused animals die and some have to be
put to sleep.
You may also be able to assist with
the various school groups that come to the Centre on
educational outings. They usually have at least one
group a week.
Education and Training Programmes: You
may also get involved in the many different
education and training programs that are open to the
public. They have a course suitable for any
interested person, young or old. These include
general training in wildlife care, work experience,
training for vets and vet students in native animal
care and handling, one-off tours and talks for
Hours can vary, depending on the work
which needs to be done, the time of year, season
etc. You will generally work 5 days a week, often
with early starts, but generally from around 8.00 to
3.00 or 9.00 to 4.00. Days may include weekends but
you will have two days off a week.
Please note that
the work that you'll be involved in depends on what
is available at the time of your placement.
- You should be a
hands-on person who loves the outdoors.
- You should
be in good health and reasonably fit and able to
work in a team.
- You must be prepared for some hard
physical work, especially during the summer time
when it can get extremely hot. You must be willing
to get stuck in and get your hands dirty.
flexible and be prepared to move around the City and
be willing to go wherever you're needed.
Important - you will need to use your initiative and
be very proactive, be patient and determined.
most conservation work, there are spiders and snakes
in some locations, so you should reconsider this
project if you have a fear of these.
self-reliance and independence will help you make
the most of this wonderful opportunity!
Three birds fortunate to be
Your accommodation is a lovely Hostel located in the
CBD (Central Business District) of Perth - very
central, close to the main train station and
shopping district. The Hostel is friendly and
relaxing, making it ideal for long term stays.
You'll most likely have your own room, but will
share a bathroom with others on your floor. There is
an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking
meals and plenty of space to relax.
Entertainment at the Lodge currently includes a pool
table, cheap internet access, arcade machines and
cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few, but with all the
sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying
the many outdoor activities!
You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and
free CBD transport. Trains and buses are also only a
few minutes away to take you to Fremantle, King’s
Park or to the many other things to do in the
The city centre boasts great shopping, restaurants
and pubs, or you can head over to Northbridge for
more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine.
You'll get to work via bus, which stops outside your
in this project. We recommend a weekly budget
of AUD$70 - $100
FLYING INTO AUSTRALIA
You will fly into
Perth airport (Perth is the capital city of Western
following day you'll be given an Induction and
A little about Perth:
Perth was built on the banks of the magnificent Swan
River over 150 years ago and is now a city rich in
culture and filled with theatres, art galleries and
museums. The city is modern and vibrant - a fun,
friendly and 'laid back' place, with clear skies and
a sunny climate.
Western Australia is locally known as the 'state of
excitement!' Some of its more famous attractions
include Kings Park, Scarborough Beach, Fremantle and
the Swan River. Fremantle (or as the local’s call
it, ‘Freo’) is the city’s port and is rich in
there are lots of markets, alfresco style cafes and
other outdoor types of entertainment to explore and