COVID-19 Response


We're all in this together! 

Safety is our priority. At Caversham Wildlife Park, you can enjoy the fresh outdoors and find peace in nature, while remaining COVID-safe. Situated on a 36acre property, we have plenty of free space, along with the capacity to manage the amount of people in common-spaces. 

Click Here to access our COVID-Safe Plan. And please see below for any restrictions currently in place. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us hard. With international borders closed, we have lost 75-80% of our visitors, since the beginning of 2020. And the road ahead is long and uncertain. With every lock-down, and with every period of reduced capacity limits, we lose more and more critical revenue. As a business, we will not make a profit for an unknown amount of years, but as long as we can pay our staff, feed our animals, and cover our bills, we will be happy! So, we thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your support. 

 

PLEASE NOTE - 

Patrons entering the wildlife park are exempt from the Proof of Vaccination Directions. 

However, the park Kiosk falls under the list of Specified Vaccination Venues. Therefore, patrons will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter, and purchase, from the Kiosk, from Monday 31st January 2022. 

https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/proof-of-vaccination-directions

 

Update - Monday 17th January 2022

Face coverings are now mandatory indoors, and outdoors where you cant physically distance from others. 

Please Note - masks are required to be worn during animal encounters/photos. 

Patrons who provide an exemption to be cited are provided with a wrist band to wear. This prevents the park staff at the various attractions around the park from asking the patron to wear their mask. 

Contact registration remains mandatory - every individual over 16yrs is required to scan/sign in. 

Update - Friday 7th January 2022

The WA Government has eased the mask mandate from 6pm; masks are no longer required to be worn at Caversham Wildlife Park. 

Contact registration remains mandatory - every individual over 16yrs is required to scan/sign in. 

There are no other COVID restrictions in place. 

Update - Thursday 23rd December 2021

Face coverings are now mandatory indoors, and outdoors where you cant physically distance from others. This is expected to continue through to January 7th 2022. 

Please Note - masks are required to be worn during animal encounters/photos. 

Contact registration remains mandatory - every individual over 16yrs is required to scan/sign in. 

Update - Monday 12th July 2021

The WA Government has ended capacity and face covering restrictions. 

Contact registration remains mandatory - every individual  over 16yrs is required to scan/sign in. 

There are no other COVID restrictions in place. 

Update - Tuesday 6th July 2021

  • Face coverings are mandatory indoors, and outdoors where you cant physically distance from others
  • Contact register remains mandatory - every person over 16yrs is required to scan/sign-in
  • We are required to comply with a maximum capacity of 150 patrons at one time, and the 2sqm rule. 

The wombat sneeze-guard has been removed. 

Update - Saturday 3rd July 2021

The park re-opens with the following restrictions in place - 

  • Face coverings are mandatory
  • Contact register remains mandatory - every person over 16yrs is required to scan/sign-in
  • A 20-patron capacity, and compliance of the 4sqm rule. 

We have reinstated the sneeze-guard at the Wombat photo station and continue distancing and hygiene practises.

Update - Monday 28th June 2021

The WA Government announced a 4 day 'Circuit-breaker Lockdown' effective 12.01am Tuesday 29th June to 12.01am Saturday 4th July 2021. The park is closed during this period. 

Update - Sunday 27th June 2021

In compliance with government enforced restrictions:

  • Face coverings are now mandatory indoors, and outdoors where distancing can not be maintained
  • Contact register remains mandatory - every person over 16yrs is required to scan/sign-in
  • We are mandated by a maximum capacity of 150 patrons, and ensuring the 2 square metre rule

Update - Saturday 8th May 2021

Masks are no longer required.

Contact Tracing remains mandatory - please scan/sign in at entry.

We have removed the sneeze-guard at the Wombat photo station.

Update - Sunday 2nd May 2021

The government announces that masks are once again mandatory for both indoors and outdoors.

Update - Saturday 1st May 2021

In line with the ease of restrictions announced by the WA government, the 20-patron capacity is removed. 

  • Face coverings remain mandatory indoors, including the souvenir shop, kiosk, and some attractions
  • Contact register remains mandatory - every person over 16yrs is required to scan/sign-in

Update - Tuesday 27th April 2021

The park re-opens with the following restrictions in place - 

  • Face coverings are now mandatory
  • Contact register remains mandatory - every person over 16yrs is required to scan/sign-in
  • A 20-patron capacity in the kiosk and some attractions 

We have reinstated the sneeze-guard at the Wombat photo station and continue distancing and hygiene practises.

Update - Friday 23rd April 2021

From Saturday 24th April to Monday 26th April 2021, the park is closed, in line with a mandatory government lock-down of the Perth region.

Update - Monday 15th March 2021

In line with the WA Government's further ease of restrictions today, we have removed the sneeze-guard at the wombat photo station, and re-commenced touching of animals at Wombat & Friends. 

Update - February 14th 2021

  • Face coverings are no longer mandatory
  • We are no longer mandated by a maximum capacity of 150 patrons
  • Contact register remains mandatory - every person over 16yrs is required to scan/sign-in

We stand by our commitment to safety, by ensuring strict hygiene and distancing practices.

Update - February 6th 2021

From Saturday 6th February 2021, the park re-opens, with the following restrictions in place:

  • Face coverings are now mandatory
  • Contact register remains mandatory - every person over 16yrs is required to scan/sign-in
  • We are mandated by a maximum capacity of 150 patrons, and ensuring the 4 square metre rule

We stand by our commitment to safety, by ensuring strict hygiene and distancing practices.

Update - February 1st 2021

From Monday 1st to Friday 5th February 2021, the park is closed, in line with a mandatory government lock-down of the Perth region.

Update - December 5th 2020

From December 5th, we are required to maintain a contact register for WA Health Department COVID-19 contact tracing. We are mandated to request contact details of every individual aged 16 or above who enters our premises, along with the date and time of arrival.

We recommend patrons download the free SafeWA app on their mobile phone to register quickly and easily. We are maintaining a manual register for those without the app.

https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/covid-19-coronavirus-contact-registers-businesses-and-venues-frequently-asked-questions

Update - June 27th 2020

PHASE 4 - From June 27th 2020, we move into Phase 4 of the easing of restrictions. This phase sees the removal of the 100/300 rule. We can therefore allow more patrons into single undivided indoor spaces, whilst complying with the 2 square metre rule. 

We are no longer required to take patron attendance.

Update - June 6th 2020 (Re-opening)

PHASE 3 - From 6 June 2020, we move into Phase 3 of the easing of restrictions. This phase allows us to open while applying the following:

  • up to 100 patrons per single undivided space, up to a maximum of 300 patrons per premises (excluding staff)
  • 2 square metre rule
  • physical distancing, ensuring 1.5m distance from others 
  • good hygiene
  • taking patron attendance to comply with Contact Tracing requirements

We were granted an exemption from the 300 patron rule, allowing us a Maximum Capacity of 1000 patrons in the park at one time.

Update - March 30th 2020

Caversham Wildlife Park temporarily closed from March 30 2020 to June 5 2020 in order to do our part to protect our community.