Environmental Services

Environmental Services maintains and protects the natural assets of Cockburn through natural resource management, sustainability initiatives and environmental education.

School Term Programs

Environmental Services offer environment and sustainability education excursions and in-class activities through our Wetlands to Waves Environmental Education Program.

Activities include

  • Re-vegetation for Habitat Creation planting (K-12 June/July)

  • Turtle Watch preservation plan for oblong turtles (K-12 Terms 3 and 4)

  • World Environment Day Schools Festival, a whole-day event (Y3-6 June)

  • Coogee Maritime Trail guided snorkel tours (Y10- 12) or shore-based maritime activities (K-12)

  • Half-day sessions exploring climate change (Y10-12)

  • A clean-up day for your local wetland, park, bushland or beach (K-12).
  • ​Resources for loan including Coogee Maritime Trail dive and snorkel cards, beach-combing and mini-twitchers bird ID kits.
We can tailor other themed activities to your needs. Program booklets are available on request.

Schools Native Plant Scheme 

The City of Cockburn offers primary and secondary schools the opportunity to receive 40 free local native plants for their school gardens during the
month of May.

Schools are required to register by Monday 19 April and demonstrate that they operate within Cockburn and have appropriate use for the plants as stocks are limited and plant choice is restricted.

To register your school contact the City of Cockburn Environmental Officer on 08 9411 3444 or email [email protected]. Schools
must provide APACE Nursery with a letter of authorisation from the City for the plants to be released.

Climate Clever

City of Cockburn schools receive a 50% discount when signing up to the Climate Clever app. Work together to reduce your carbon footprint through a
guided process to measure, audit and take action, which will help your school reach its sustainability goals and save money! Cockburn households can also access the app for $15.

Little Green Steps WA

The City has partnered with Little Green Steps to offer subsidised 'Sustainability in Early Years Settings' workshops for early years educators.
Workshops introduce what sustainability means for children 0-8 years and connect to the National Quality Standards and Early Years Learning Framework.

If you would like to get involved please contact the City’s Environmental Education Officer by phoning 08 9411 3444 or email.

School Holiday Programs

  • Get Wild About Wetlands at The Wetlands Centre
  • WA Wildlife Education and Ecnounters
  • Nearer to Nature (Department of Biodiversioty Conversation and Attractions) and Know your Patch partnered programs.
  • Sustainable Living Events Booklet, online and hard copy available. Our events and workshops are run for children and their families. Events run from February until early December.
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More information and Contact

To find out more contact the City’s Environmental Education Officer by phoning 08 9411 3444 or email.

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Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
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Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.