The Swan and Canning rivers are a recreational playground. They also boast vibrant commercial and tourism activity, and diverse and resilient ecosystems.
The Swan Canning Riverpark includes 7210 hectares of river reserve and adjoining public land. Along with the Swan and Canning rivers, it also takes in the Helena and Southern rivers.
The connection of the waterways to the Whadjuk people spans 40,000 years. This means the Riverpark hosts many historical, mythological and cultural sites of significance.
Swan River Trust
The Swan River Trust is an advisory body. It provides independent, strategic advice on the protection of the Swan and Canning rivers. On this website, you can learn more about what the Swan River Trust does. This includes annual reports and the Swan Canning River Protection Strategy.
The Riverpark’s sheltered bays and waters offer safe swimming, while more than 40 parks and reserves line the banks. The rivers hum with aquatic activity. Visit the Explore Parks website to discover things to do and places to visit around the Riverpark.
Facilitating appropriate land use and development around the Swan Canning Riverpark is a key responsibility of DBCA. Find out about:
- making a development application
- making a permit application
- making a commercial activity application
- development applications being assessed by DBCA
DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Service manages the Swan Canning Riverpark. Find out how we work to protect this special place.
The McGowan Government is investing $1.5 million into local projects which will enhance and restore the Swan and Canning rivers. Read about the latest recipients and find out how to apply for the 2021-22 Riverbank Funding round.