Bird Bath Rebate

Rebate overview

The City’s Habitat for Homes program encourages its residents to create habitats in their homes by growing native gardens and having bird baths for native animals to find shelter and food. Cockburn residents can receive a 50% rebate (up to $50) towards the cost of a bird bath.

When and how to apply

You can apply year-round.

To apply, complete the online application form below.

Bird Bath Rebate Application Form

Pleae note:

  • A completed form, proof of address and proof of purchase must be provided. 
  • There is a limit of one rebate per household.
  • Rebates will be processed within 8 weeks and are paid at the end of the month.

Bird bath tips

Choosing a bird bath

Bird baths should be:

  • Chest height making them less reachable to cats and dogs
  • Around 6cm deep to help native birds drink and wash
  • Lightweight, as they are easier to clean and move.

Where to locate your bird bath

Bird baths should be:

  • Located on your private property (e.g. not on the verge)
  • In sheltered areas (e.g. under a tree) to keep cool
  • Close to or connected to existing reticulation, to save on water.

Maintaining your bird bath

  • Safety: Place a stick or rock in your bird bath to give visiting insects a chance to climb out.
  • Hygiene Bathing birds can potentially put diseases in the water. There are records of various avian flus spreading from unhygienic bird baths. Cleaning (with a soft brush) and regularly changing the bath water will help eliminate the spread of disease.
  • Regularly-filling bird baths: Bathing birds often splash most of the water out. Regularly filling bird baths once or twice a day is often needed, especially during summer.

More information and contact

Please contact the Sustainability and Climate Change team for more information on 08 9411 3444 or at



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Spearwood 6163

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaditj boodjar kep wer kaadidjiny kalyakool yoodaniny, wer koora wer yeyi ngalak Birdiya koota-djinanginy.

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 and present.