Kids are free on weekends, VIC public holidays & VIC school holidays
Come to Melbourne Zoo for a great day out with your friends and family. Come on the weekend or during Victorian school holidays as children are FREE!
Opened in 1862, Melbourne Zoo is the oldest zoo in Australia. Today, the zoo is attended by millions of visitors each year and also hosts school excursions, weddings, corporate functions and outdoor concerts.
Melbourne Zoo Entry Fee Prices, Tickets, Address Map & Opening Hours
Melbourne Zoo is proud to have more than two hundred and fifty species living within its walls; many of which are in breeding programs to re-introduce them into the wild.
Melbourne Zoo has an number of excellent permanent exhibits including the Elephant Walk, the Butterfly House and Orangutan Sanctuary. There is also an African Savannah featuring zebras and antelope, an Australian Outback featuring kangaroos and koalas as well as a Lion Park featuring pride of lions.
The Wild Sea is a wonderful exhibit designed to show off the fantastic coastal environment and sea creatures that call Victoria home. Visitors will see lots of seals and fairy penguins within this exhibit. Make sure you check out the show schedule as zoo keepers run a number of scheduled seal shows throughout the day aimed at education and conservation.
If you are visiting Melbourne in summer, make sure you check out the Zoo Twilight schedule where there are many outdoor concerts held on the weekends inside the zoo after dark. Patrons can wander around the zoo during the twilight hours before settling down for a picnic on the main lawn and listening to some exciting live music.
Located just 4 kilometres from the city, Melbourne Zoo is easily accessible via public transport:
- TRAM: Catch the #55 tram which runs from William Street and stops directly outside Melbourne Zoo.
- TRAIN: Catch an Upfield train from the CBD and alight at Royal Park Station.
- BUS: Catch the #505 bus from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University which stops outside Melbourne Zoo.
Each season brings a new exhibit to Melbourne Zoo, so you will have to return often to experience all that it has to offer. Click the link below to buy your Melbourne Zoo entry tickets today and save!