Edwina smiling and pointing at the VIC entrance sign

About Us

About Us

The Kings Park Volunteer Guides are a dynamic group of over 100 Perth residents, of varying ages, backgrounds and interests. We are united in our love for Kings Park and the Western Australian Botanic Garden and our desire to share this passion with visitors.
Our Story

Formed in 1984, Kings Park Volunteer Guides is an independent incorporated not-for-profit community organisation. Our role is to advise and assist visitors to Kings Park by staffing the Visitor Information Centre and designing and leading a varied program of guided walks through the Western Australian Botanic Garden and Kings Park bushland.

Kings Park Guides have a responsible role, interacting with visitors daily in the Visitor Information Centre, on guided walks, and as roving ambassadors. To perform their role in a professional manner Guides require a broad range of knowledge, plus guiding and customer service skills. Base knowledge and skills are acquired through a tailored training course which is run every two to three years. This compulsory training is one day per week for 14 weeks.

Learning never stops and Kings Park Guides enjoy monthly meetings and presentations on a range of subjects and excursions.

The commitment of at least two duties a month is required, including staffing the Visitor Centre and leading guided walks.

Become a Guide

The 2024 Guides training course has now finished.

When the following training course is scheduled, recruitment advertisements will be placed in local newspapers, the Friends of Kings Park newsletter, and on notice boards in and around Kings Park. If you are interested in becoming a Guide enquire here.

Other Volunteering Opportunities

There are several volunteer groups supporting Kings Park.  To find out more about volunteering in Kings Park see the Kings Park volunteering webpage.

A walking tour group sit on the ledge surrounding some plants at Kings Park

Testimonial

Georgie Image
Being a Guide has opened up a whole new world to me. I learn so much and I get to spend time in Kings Park, which I love. I have made so many new friends who share my interest in wildflowers, our truly unique native plants and in the history of this wonderful place. It is very rewarding.
Georgie
August 2023