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WELCOME TO HERDSMAN LAKE DISCOVERY CENTRE

Nature Based Experiences for Everyone!

Discover a beautiful wetland just minutes from Perth city and meet the wildlife that call it home. The Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre is a unique place for school groups, community groups and the public to reconnect with nature.

Noogenboro (Herdsman Lake) is located within Mooro Nyoongar Boodja – Mooro people’s land, which is part of the greater Wadjak Nyoongar area. We acknowledge the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land. We also recognise the unique connection between the Nyoongar people and Country, their valued contribution to local community and cultural life, and their relationship with Noogenboro.

The Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre is operated by WA Gould League, a local not-for-profit organisation. All proceeds contribute to ongoing environmental education for all.

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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Monday 9 AM - 12 PM
Tuesday 9 AM - 12 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 12 PM   &    3 - 5 PM  (School Term) 
Thursday 9 AM - 12 PM
Friday 9 AM - 12 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 2 PM

(Closed on public holidays)

Experience Nature Walks, Animal Feeding, Keeper Talks, Nature Art, Orienteering,  Twitchers Coffee Window, Gift Shop and more!

 

NEW OPENING HOURS!

$5 General Entry
FREE for Friends of WA Gould League and Event Participants

Immerse yourself in the local natural environment. Enjoy a coffee from Twitchers coffee window, browse the gift shop, find out about upcoming events, learn more about wildlife from native animal exhibits and explore the wetland boardwalk. WA Gould League Admission fees support environmental education initiatives. Suitable for all ages.

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UPCOMING EVENTS / ACTIVITIES

  • Herdsman Lake Environment and Community Student Research Grant
    Herdsman Lake Environment and Community Student Research Grant
    Wed, 28 Feb
    Research Grant
    28 Feb 2024, 7:00 pm – 01 Apr 2024, 11:55 pm
    Research Grant
    28 Feb 2024, 7:00 pm – 01 Apr 2024, 11:55 pm
    Research Grant
    This award is open to all Honours and postgraduate students that are within candidature and working on any relevant area related to urban wetland research or community environmental education—focused around Herdsman Lake, Perth WA. Please see link below for information PDF and send us an email.
  • Thursday Nature Playgroup
    Thursday Nature Playgroup
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 07 Mar
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    07 Mar 2024, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre , Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    07 Mar 2024, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre , Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join our guided weekly playgroup for some educational adventures in nature that will foster your little one's creativity and imagination! Suitable for children ages 2-5.
  • Clean Up Australia Day
    Clean Up Australia Day
    Sat, 09 Mar
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    09 Mar 2024, 8:00 am – 10:30 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    09 Mar 2024, 8:00 am – 10:30 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    We are coming together as a community to help clean up parts of Herdsman Lake! Stay on afterwards for a free ‘thank you’ morning tea. Hosted by the WA Gould League and WA Naturalists' Club.
  • Monthly Morning Birdwalk - 17 March
    Monthly Morning Birdwalk - 17 March
    Membership Offer
    Sun, 17 Mar
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    17 Mar 2024, 7:30 am – 9:30 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    17 Mar 2024, 7:30 am – 9:30 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join us for a walk around parts of picturesque Herdsman Lake guided by experts from Birdlife Australia.
  • Autumn Equinox Yoga
    Autumn Equinox Yoga
    Membership Offer
    Sun, 17 Mar
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    17 Mar 2024, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    17 Mar 2024, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Observe the ancient tradition of Autumn Equinox with a yoga session that embraces the spirit of change and gratitude that comes with a new season.
  • Monthly Morning Birdwalk - 21 April
    Monthly Morning Birdwalk - 21 April
    Sun, 21 Apr
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    21 Apr 2024, 7:30 am – 9:30 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    21 Apr 2024, 7:30 am – 9:30 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join us for a walk around parts of picturesque Herdsman Lake guided by experts from Birdlife Australia.
  • Tree Planting Opportunities for Schools
    Tree Planting Opportunities for Schools
    Expressions of Interest
    Location is TBD
    Expressions of Interest
    Location is TBD
    Expressions of Interest
    Location is TBD
    Register an 'expression of interest' for your school to be involved in upcoming tree planting opportunities in your local area.
  • Nature Playgroup Term 1 Pass
    Nature Playgroup Term 1 Pass
    Thursdays 9:30-11am, Term 1
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    Thursdays 9:30-11am, Term 1
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Thursdays 9:30-11am, Term 1
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join our weekly playgroup for some educational adventures in nature that will foster your little one's creativity and imagination! Suitable for ages 2 - 5 years. This ticket is for one session per week each Thursday during Term 1.
  • Tadpole Exchange Program - Tadpoles Wanted!
    Tadpole Exchange Program - Tadpoles Wanted!
    Email: admin@wagouldleague.com.au
    Wembley
    Email: admin@wagouldleague.com.au
    Wembley, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Email: admin@wagouldleague.com.au
    Wembley, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Just built a new frog pond and amazing frog friendly backyard, but no frogs have come to the party yet? No problem! The Tadpole Exchange Program is here to help you.
  • Wildlife Wednesdays
    Wildlife Wednesdays
    Open to the public 3pm-5pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    Open to the public 3pm-5pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Open to the public 3pm-5pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Would you like to spend Wednesday afternoons in a beautiful natural environment? Wildlife Wednesdays is now open to everyone for only $5 per person. Enjoy learning about wetland ecology through a variety of self-directed activities.
  • School and Group Excursions
    School and Group Excursions
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    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
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    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Book Now
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    We are now open for school/group bookings. Suitable for all year levels, choose from our variety of Environmental Science activities or Aboriginal cultural experiences. Please note, not a ticketed event, please contact us for availability.
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COMMUNITY EVENTS

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

INDIGENOUS EDUCATION

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WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are a not-for-profit organisation committed to nurturing a passion for nature through education, innovation and communication.

The generous support of Lotterywest has enabled us to create a new, state-of-the-art Discovery Centre with interactive exhibits and displays focusing on the incredible diversity and uniqueness of Herdsman Lake.  We are seeking sponsors and support with funding to continue operation. Supporting the Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre will ensure that future generations of Western Australians will be able to enjoy this idyllic location, learn about nature and develop a passion for the environment. All donations are tax-deductible. 

Please click here to see how you can help

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If you've found sick or injured wildlife, call the Wildcare Helpline on (08) 9474 9055 or WA Seabird Rescue on (08) 6102 8464 or click on the links below for more information. To contribute to turtle citizen science, register nests and nest protection information, click on the link below or download the TurtleSAT app.

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