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Lovingly produced with the cooperation of our most productive residents, Creature Compost is an exclusive, high-quality compost made from the waste from Perth Zoo’s animals and gardens and found nowhere else in Western Australia.

How is Creature Compost Made

In caring for our animals and extensive gardens, we collect a prodigious amount of organic and green waste every year (about 800 cubic meters). Our composting partner, Nutrarich, takes the waste and composts it per the Australian standard (AS4454) and then we use the resulting mulch on our own gardens and animal habitats.

But we can’t use it all! Anything we don’t need we make available to you.

Why Make Creature Compost?

Perth Zoo is a wildlife conservation organisation and we are committed to the highest principles of sustainability to help ensure wildlife habitat is protected. We are working hard to minimise our impact on the planet by reducing our energy consumption, water use and landfill waste.

Creature Compost is a key strategy for reducing the organic materials which have been going to landfill. Since establishing our partnership with Nutrarich we have reduced our annual landfill waste by a whopping 45%.

  • Read how we are reducing our impact on the environment and find out how you can join us by reducing your impact too.
  • We chose Nutrarich to be our compost partner because of their sustainability credentials and their commitment to closed-loop recycling.
  • Matured compost is arguably better for your garden than untreated manures due to the higher (and plant-ready) nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium & trace elements.
10 L bag

Get children wildly excited about growing their own plants and vegetables. Simply punch a few drainage holes in the bottom of the bag, open the top, sow your seeds or seedlings, water well, put them in a sunny spot and watch them grow.

Available from Zoonique, Perth Zoo's shop.

25 L bag 

A big landscaping job requires…well…big jobs. They don’t come much bigger than an elephant! Mix on a 1:1 ratio with your own soil as a general compost/soil improver (use half the amount if using with native or salt-sensitive plants).

Available for purchase online only. Contact Swan Valley Landscape Supplies.


For the gardener who is truly wild about your back yard! Invite the whole herd into your garden. 

Pickup-only from Swan Valley Landscape Supplies. 1118 Great Northern Hwy, Baskerville. 

Buy Creature Compost

The proceeds from Creature Compost help Perth Zoo save wildlife.

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10 L Bag $9.95
25 L Bag $14.95
Bulk - 6x4 trailer $68.00
Bulk - 1 m3 $102.00
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