About Us

The Friends of Kings Park supports the work of the Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority by active participation in conservation, bushland management and horticulture; education, providing volunteer support and supporting special projects within Kings Park by raising funds, for example the Botanic Terraces and Botanic Pavilion.

Our History

The Foundation General Meeting of the Friends of Kings Park was held at 8 pm on Wednesday, 5 May 1993 with 12 founding members.  Under the Chairmanship of Tom Alford, the Friends of Kings Park was established to provide support and assistance to Kings Park and Botanic Garden, to improve the facilities and to enable the community to be involved in making the Park a special place for People and Plants.

The first issue of ‘For People and Plants’ magazine was published in Autumn 1993.

To date the Friends have 1,080 members of which over 200 are active volunteers.


The Friends of Kings Park is an Incorporated Association managed under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.

Guidelines under which the Friends operate include:

Friends of Kings Park Constitution 2017

Friends of Kings Park By-Laws 2018

FOKP Strategic Plan 2018-2021

Friends of Kings Park Policies 2017

Accountability to the membership and community is represented by an Annual Report and a Special Purpose Financial Report.

The Management Committee ensures the Friends is a sustainable, well run and highly respected organisation with an effective structure, high standards of corporate governance and compliance with all legislative requirements and Association rules.

Members of the Management Committee are:

  • President: Pippa Moodie
  • Vice President: Kim Smith
  • Treasurer: Vern McKay

Committee Members:

  • Ruth Robertson
  • Guy Chandler
  • Pia Beukes
  • Craig Gumley
  • Ian Kerr

Supported by two part-time employees:

  • Office Administrator,  Helena Waldmann
  • Events and Communications Officer, Alex Castle

The Management Committee is supported by three sub-committees, whose purpose is to support the Management Committee in fulfilling its role of managing the business of the Friends.

Executive Sub-committee Membership:

  • President:  Pippa Moodie (Chairperson)
  • Vice President:  Kim Smith
  • Treasurer:  Vern McKay

Nursery Sub-committee Membership:

  • Pippa Moodie (Chairperson)
  • Tony Scalzo
  • Lester Zani
  • Lynda Woodhams
  • Ruth Robertson
  • Mariana Cruz Campos

Communications Sub-committee Membership

  • Guy Chandler (Chairperson)
  • Sue Elliott
  • Celeste Sweeney
  • Nicole Parks
  • Alex Hew
  • Kate Biondo

2018 AGM

Agenda – AGM 2018

FOKP Presidents Report 2017_2018

Financial Statements ending 30 June 2018


We earn funds through:


Help support the Friends to make a bigger contribution to Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Tax deductible, one-off and regular payments are available.

Plant Sales

Volunteers raise funds through quarterly plant sales by offering Western Australian native plants for sale.

Corporate Membership

Perth and WA businesses make varied valuable contributions to help the Friends through the printing of book marks.

We provide funds to:

  • Kings Park and Botanic Garden for research projects
  • Support our active volunteers
  • Publication of our quarterly magazine, “For People and Plants”
  • Sponsor scholarships for post-graduate students, staff and volunteers.