Habitat Bunbury

​Funds now available! 

Habitat Bunbury is an initiative of the City of Bunbury that provides funding to assist local school groups to undertake environmental projects.  

Primary and secondary schools in the Greater Bunbury Region are eligible and encouraged to apply at any time for a grant of up to $10,000. Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis and grants are allocated from a pool of funds which is replenished each financial year. 

To find out more about this program download and read a copy of the Habitat Bunbury Program Guidelines for Applicants. Note: applicants are advised to liaise with the Program Coordinator prior to making their application.

To make an application for funds download the Habitat Bunbury Program Application Form​, which will then need to be completed and submitted.  If you would like to submit your application on a word template please email oodonnell@bunbury.wa.gov.au and one will be emailed to you.

Copies of both these documents are also available at the City of Bunbury’s Administration Building, 4 Stephen St, Bunbury. 

For further information please contact Orla O'Donnell on 08 9792 7077 or by email at oodonnell@bunbury.wa.gov.au

Examples of previous projects: 

Withers Primary School – Maidens Reserve Revegetation and Children’s Story Book:  Students researched the ecology of the Maidens Reserve, revegetated coastal sand dunes, picked up rubbish and published a picture storybook titled Quenda and the Fire. 

Cooinda Primary School – Dolphin Discovery Rangers Program: Students investigated the ecology and environmental issues of Koombana Bay and the white mangroves area and communicated their findings through a series of presentations to other primary schools within Bunbury. 

Newton Moore Senior High School - Breeding, Releasing and Monitoring of Native Fauna in Bunbury City Waterways and Wetlands: This project involved breeding and releasing the native western minnow and western pigmy perch into wetlands around Bunbury, removing exotic gambusia fish and monitoring frog populations in the Hay Park wetlands.

For other funding programs offered by the City of Bunbury check out the Community Funding page. ​