What's on

The River Guardians program delivers a great range of fun and educational events to the community each year. Keep up to date with what’s happening around the Swan Canning Riverpark here.

Help us keep the Swan Canning Riverpark litter free.

Get involved in our annual Clean our Rivers week event. All you need is a few minutes...or an hour...it's up to you!

Just head down to your favourite riverside location between Monday 30th Jan to Sunday 5th February, pick up some rubbish and put it in the bin! Whether you pick up a few bits while on your morning/evening walk or jog, while you walk the dog, or even at a spot where you usually play some sports, or at your local park.

If you're super organised, bring a plastic bag with you and aim to fill it up. Before you throw it in the bin, take a selfie of you and the rubbish you've collected and post it to Facebook or Instagram - make sure you share it with us @RiverGuardians and use the #cleanourrivers :)


DBCA’s Plastic Free Riverpark program is working with riverfront businesses, events and local governments to reduce single-use plastic packaging in and around the Swan and Canning rivers. Now that Summer is here, there are some exciting riverfront events helping to reduce single-use plastic!

Catch a film at the University of Western Australia’s Somerville Auditorium. Grab a drink in a reusable and returnable cup from the bar (November 2022 – April 2023)
• Calling all swimmers! Pack your reusable bottle and coffee cup for the Swim Thru Perth at Matilda Bay. Take advantage of the free water tanker refills and nearby cafes (22 January 2023)
• Are you a dog lover? Bring your furry friend down to the City of Canning’s Family Fun Australia Day at the Shelley Foreshore and grab something to eat from the food trucks who will be using reusable plates, bowls and cutlery (26 January 2023)
• Celebrate the Perth Festival’s closing at Bjork’s Cornucopia concerts where no plastic bottles will be in sight, and water and poured drinks will be provided in reusable cups (3, 6, 9 and 12 March 2023)

Photo: Juice Vendor at the Jacaranda Festival using the Go2Cup re-useable serveware, credit Z. Beeson, DBCA


The next Dolphin Watch Training in Mandurah has been scheduled!

Join us for this free training event and hear from leading scientists and researchers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and Murdoch University. Learn more about the Peel-Harvey Estuary, dolphin biology, the resident dolphin community, how to identify the different dolphins and the different behaviours you may be lucky enough to observe.

As a trained Dolphin Watcher, your monitoring reports will contribute to valuable research. Join one of the largest 'Citizen Scientist' cohorts in Australia and help us learn more about our resident dolphins and how they use the Estuary.

A complimentary supper will be served upon arrival at 6pm with proceedings commencing at 6.30pm. Tickets are essential for this event. Please register here