Perth Zoo

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Australia - Western Australia - South Perth

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo's purpose is to secure long term populations of species in natural environments while engaging the community in global action. The Zoo gardens are a rich display of both Australian and exotic plants which provide the setting and ambience needed to engage the community – that is, they help people understand that both plants and animals are essential to life; that they are threatened by habitat destruction; that Perth Zoo is doing something about it; and that they too can contribute.
The Zoo gardens contain an interesting, diverse and evolving botanical collection which:
• Create a naturalistic environment for the animal collection.
• Create understanding of global biodiversity conservation.
• Contribute to visitor enjoyment and behavioural change.

Main Address:
Perth Zoo
20 Labouchere Road
Mailing: P.O. Box 489, South Perth 6951
South Perth
Western Australia 6151 Australia

Telephone: (08) 9474 0444
Fax: (08) 9474 4420
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Ms. Susan Hunt
    Curator's Name: Andrew Blake, Curator of Horticulture
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 11
    Educational Staff Number: 8
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Zoological Institution
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1898
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 17 Hectares
  • Total Area: 19 Hectares
    Latitude: -31.977218
    Longitude: 115.854394
    Annual Rainfall: 830 mm
    Altitude: 20.00 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 450 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Baker's Hill conservation site
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Perth Zoo
  • Local Address: 20 Labouchere Road,
  • Locality: City: South Perth
  • Locality: State: Western Australia

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 630000
    Number of Volunteers: 300

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Wide range of Australian and Exotic species in an ornamental and functional setting. Range mature trees over 100 years old. Building collections of Palms (67 spp.), Succulents (58 spp.) and Bamboos (37 spp.).
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes