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The Shire is inviting residents and talented photographers in the Perth Hills area to participate in a wildlife photography competition. The goal of this competition is to showcase the beautiful and diverse wildlife of the area and give photographers an opportunity to have their work published in the Shire's new 'Wildlife of the Perth Hills' booklet with photo credit.

The competition will feature six categories including:

  • Invertebrates (insects and spiders etc.)
  • Mammals (including marsupials)
  • Reptiles (lizards, turtles, and snakes)
  • Amphibians (frogs)  
  • Birds (waterbirds, bush birds etc.)
  • Examples of habitat (such as logs, nesting hollows, bird baths, dams, etc.).

Photographers are encouraged to submit their best photos of the shortlisted animals for inclusion in the booklet. The list of shortlisted species can be found here:

Shortlisted Species (PDF)

Residents from the Shire of Mundaring or surrounding councils are allowed to submit up to one photo for each shortlisted animal and up to three photos of habitat examples. It's important to note that the shortlisted species may be subject to change, and residents are welcome to submit photos of other species they think should be included in the booklet.

If you love taking photos of wildlife and live in the area, we want to hear from you!

Entries open on Monday 15 May and close on Saturday 15 July

Entries will be displayed online in a photo gallery where residents can view submissions. Shire representatives will judge the photographs and winners will be contacted in August. Prizes consist of gift vouchers from local businesses in the area.  

Please read the terms and conditions here:

Photo Competition Terms and Conditions

Submit your entries online

Up to 20 photographs can be included under one submission. High resolution photographs up to 5mb in either a JPEG or PNG format can be uploaded here.

Online Entry Form

If you require assistance with your submission, please contact our Environment team on (08) 9290 6666 or email

About the 'Wildlife of the Perth Hills' booklet

The idea behind the 'Wildlife of the Perth Hills' booklet, is to showcase a diverse range of wildlife typically found in the region.  Instead of being an exhaustive list, the booklet is intended to serve as a starting point for those interested in learning more about the local fauna. Throughout the pages, readers will find references to encourage further exploration.

Our hope is for this booklet to ignite a passion for the remarkable wildlife that inhabits the Perth Hills and foothills, not only for today but also for future generations. The photography competition has been launched to help us source images for the booklet. Through the images displayed, we will acknowledge and celebrate the abundant talent of photographers in our shire and help to foster a sense of belonging and community ownership.