In Mandurah we have vast areas of VERY shallow water, and the local wild dolphins frequently strand and get into trouble and need rescuing. But there is NO specialised equipment or funding available locally to help them!
Do you love our Dolphins? Every dollar will help!
Photo of calf swimming in the shallows.
Its fins are actually touching the bottom. Often caught out by tidal changes, the dolphins can become stranded and completely helpless.
Photo courtesy of
Mandurah Volunteer Dolphin Rescue Group (sponsored by Peel Preservation Group) is a group of local volunteer first responders who assist the
Department of Parks & Wildlife (DPaW) to help save these amazing animals.
Our dolphins are worth saving!
And they need our help!
Photo of young male calf Halo caught in rope and fishing line and successfully freed by DPaW and our team working together.
Unfortunately it took a few days for specialised equipment to become available during which time Halo could have died.
Many people wrongly believe that there are rescue and rehabilitation centres for dolphins in Western Australia
There are none!
If the dolphins are not quickly rescued they can suffer significant sunburn (as shown on poor Hayley above) or even die
The volunteer group has been involved in over 35 rescues involving more than 60 dolphins and have funded all their efforts personally.
You can read about the many past rescues HERE.
It was clear with the recent complex and tragic passing of little Andrew, a 2 month old calf, just how many people really care.
With specialised local equipment more animals can be helped.
No matter how small your donation, every dollar will really help
Specialised rescue equipment is urgently needed locally to ensure a prompt successful response for our dolphins.
A rescue trailer packed with all the necessary equipment as used in New Zealand, USA and United Kingdom would be the ultimate!
Photo of recent false killer whale stranding. You can clearly see how shallow our waters are in sections of the Peel-Harvey Estuary.
You can be assured your money will only go to help the dolphins
Other ways to help if you prefer not to donate on line:
Direct bank credit details - Peel Preservation Group Inc.
Bendigo Community Bank (account set up for this cause only)
BSB 633-000 | Account No. 160070124
Mandurah Cruises have a tin available for cash donations at their gift shop / booking office - 73 Mandurah Tce on the boardwalk.
Nourishing the Soul cafe on the water at 40 Darwin Tce has a small donation tin available as well. Both places are regularly visited by dolphins in nearby waters so make sure you visit!
Your group or office could choose to have a spare change tin or small change whip-round to help towards rescue equipment.
We also greatly appreciate businesses that can directly help towards supply of equipment.
Update - we are getting there!
We thank Lush Cosmetics and Mandurah Cruises and many other businesses and supporters who are now making many items we need a reality!
We have been overwhelmed by many kind gestures.
Thank you to:
Lush Cosmetics and Mandurah Cruises for being our major and very generous sponsors.
TIS Recruitment for your wonderful support;
South West Trailers in Mandurah for making a multipurpose dolphin rescue and boat trailer at a greatly discounted price;
Mandurah Canvas Industries who have generously replaced the group's stolen sling and also made one suitable for juvenile calves;
Bunnings Halls Head who have generously donated a shelter canopy & dozens of buckets and Bunnings Mandurah for donating many essential items such as disposable gloves, torches etc
Minister of Environment Stephen Dawson for our amazing new adult-size rescue sling; DPaW for all your tremendous support with equipment;
David Nicholls and Lee Holmes for donating your privately made rescue flotation device and a sling all the way from South Australia;
The Diver family at Harvey Norman Mandurah for our greatly discounted GoPro products; Rod Bishop for donating your time for our HIN certificates for the boats; Brian from Boat Ed Mandurah skippers training, Port Mandurah Residents Association and Residents, Wendy Jackson and all our donators!
Thank you! We are getting there!!
For donations by cheque please email us here for details thanks!
All money collected is overseen by Peel Preservation Group Inc. to ensure that all funds are directed to the rescue group and then *only* spent on rescue equipment or to directly help the dolphins.
If you can help in any way we (and the dolphins) thank you so much!