DBCA brings together the Parks and Wildlife Service, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Zoological Parks Authority (Perth Zoo), Rottnest Island Authority, Conservation and Parks Commission, Swan River Trust (Swan Canning Riverpark) and Biodiversity and Conservation Science.

We work with the community to ensure that Western Australia’s environment is valued, protected and conserved, for its intrinsic value, and for the appreciation and benefit of present and future generations.

Our Mission, Values and Vision

Our mission

  • Manage Western Australia’s parks, forests and reserves to conserve wildlife, provide sustainable recreation and tourism opportunities, protect communities and assets from bushfire and achieve other land, forest and wildlife management objectives.
  • Inspire and act for wildlife conservation.
  • Conserve and enhance Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Bold Park with the community, and to conserve biological diversity generally.
  • Grow visitor numbers and yield by providing best-in-class tourism products, experiences and service while enhancing Rottnest Island’s unique heritage and environment.
  • Provide scientific excellence and deliver effective conservation of Western Australia’s biodiversity.

Our values

Our values describe our commitment to our visitors, colleagues, partners, volunteers and supporters. They are:

  • Integrity, a commitment to knowing and doing what is right.
  • Collaboration, a commitment to team, partnership and the support of others.
  • Accountability, a commitment to being transparent, taking ownership and personal responsibility.
  • Respect, a commitment to the respect of people, culture and place.
  • Excellence, a commitment to quality, innovation and continuous improvement.

We observe the highest standards of integrity at all times and expect those doing business with us to do the same to help us deliver public value. We act in accordance with our corporate values, the Public Sector Code of Ethics and comply with any legislation, policies and procedures set for the public sector.

Our vision for services ​​delivered

Biodiversity and Conservation Science - Best practice biodiversity science and knowledge partnerships underpin conservation of Western Australia’s plants, animals, communities and ecosystems, and management of our lands and waters.

Botanic Gardens and Parks - To create and provide world recognised botanic gardens and parks and to inspire the conservation of biological diversity.

Parks and Wildlife ​​Service - The natural assets of Western Australia are conserved, protected and valued.

Perth Zoo - A world where diversity of species and habitats is secure.

Rottnest Island​​ - Rottnest Island is an internationally recognised, sustainable, must-visit tourism destination.

What we do

We work to conserve WA’s biodiversity, cultural and natural values. We also provide world-recognised nature-based tourism and recreation experiences for the community. We:

  • manage WA’s parks, forests and reserves to achieve wildlife conservation
  • provide sustainable recreation and tourism opportunities
  • protect communities and assets from bushfire
  • work to grow visitor numbers at Rottnest Island by providing best-in-class tourism experiences
  • enhance Rottnest’s unique heritage and environment
  • inspire and act for wildlife conservation at Perth Zoo
  • work with the community to conserve and showcase our biological diversity at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Bold Park
  • provide support to the Conservation and Parks Commission and Swan River Trust

Scientific excellence underpins all we do. This ensures we deliver effective conservation of the State’s biodiversity.

Corporate documents

Organisational chart