Native Plant Subsidy

Subsidy overview

Native plants provide natural food sources and shelter for native animals, are water wise and can help cool your home naturally. To help you create a waterwise garden, the City of Cockburn offers native plant subsidies to both residents and schools.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this subsidy, you must be a resident in the City of Cockburn, or a school located within the City.

Subsidy amount and details

  • Residents: The Native Plant Subsidy Scheme has now closed for 2024
  • Schools and Early Years Centres: The Schools and Early Year’s Centre’s Native Plant Subsidy Scheme has now closed for 2024. To express interest for 2025 please email the Education team on [email protected]
When and how to apply
This offer is provided at different times throughout the year. 

When the offer becomes available, you can redeem your offer by:

  • Take proof of your Cockburn address to APACE Nursery*
  • Residents can choose up to 20 local native plants per household at the subsidised price 
  • Schools can choose up to 40 plants for free
  • Stock is limited, so get in quick before they run out.

*APACE Nursery is located at 1 Johannah Street, North Fremantle. Opening hours are Mon-Fri from 8am-3pm and Saturday from 8am-12pm.

Please note: Plant choice is diverse, but restricted to what the nursery has on offer.

Limitations and conditions

  • This offer is for residents and schools of the City of Cockburn
  • Proof of residential or school address must be provided
  • Schools must demonstrate how they will use the native plants
  • A school staff member must collect the plants. 

More information and contact

Please the contact Sustainability and Climate Change team on 08 9411 3444 or email [email protected]



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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

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

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Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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