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Melbourne Zoo

Come to Melbourne Zoo for a great day with your friends and family. Come on the weekend or during Victorian school holidays, as children’s tickets are FREE!

Opened in 1862, Melbourne Zoo is the oldest zoo in Australia. Today, the zoo attracts 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 several excellent permanent exhibits, including the Elephant Walk, the Butterfly House, and the Orangutan Sanctuary. There is also an African Savannah featuring zebras and antelope, an Australian Outback featuring kangaroos and koalas, and a Lion Park featuring a pride of lions.

The Wild Sea is a wonderful exhibit designed to showcase 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 zookeepers run a number of scheduled seal shows throughout the day aimed at education and conservation.

If you are visiting Melbourne in the summer, make sure you check out the Zoo Twilight schedule. On the weekends, many outdoor concerts are held inside the zoo after dark. Patrons can wander around the zoo during the twilight hours before settling for a picnic on the main lawn and listening to exciting live music.

Located just 4 kilometres from the city, Melbourne Zoo is easily accessible via public transport:

  • TRAM: Catch the #55 tram from William Street and stop 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.

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Adult: $38
Concession: $29
Seniors: $34
Child (0-3yrs): FREE
Child (4-15 yrs): $19 (Mon-Fri only)*

*Kids are free on weekends, VIC public holidays & VIC school holidays

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