Why make a donation?

More than 20% of Australia’s wildlife is threatened with extinction. Habitat loss, introduced species, disease and the impacts of climate change are increasing pressure on native wildlife.  Zoos Victoria cares for more than 350 species of animals and 1500 botanical specimens. Many of these species are listed as endangered, some critically.

Although we receive some funding from the State Government, Zoos Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation and we rely on financial support from the community to provide 70% of the funds required for our vital conservation work. We aim to be the world’s leading zoo-based conservation organisation and the conservation of wildlife and wild places is at the forefront of everything we do. Your donation supports: 

  • our endangered species breeding programs
  • recovery and release work 
  • community awareness programs 
  • wildlife research, including reproduction and reintroduction
  • world-class animal care across three zoos:  Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. 

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

 

 

Support our appeals

  • Predators' Precinct Learning Centre

    Give to the Predators’ Precinct Learning Centre at Melbourne Zoo and provide our kids with a world-class education facility, and a powerful voice in fighting wildlife extinction.

 

More ways to get involved

  • Adopt an animal

    You can help us fight extinction by adopting one of our beautiful animal species.

  • Fundraising

    Some great ideas about how you can help us raise funds to fight extinction.

  • Bequests

    A bequest is a personal gift of great importance and a lasting legacy to your beliefs and values.

  • Philanthropy

    Philanthropic funding helps Zoos Victoria to achieve significant outcomes that will serve the many generations to follow.

  • Our partners

    Zoos Victoria would like to thank all our supporters who help us to provide the best care for our animals and help us fight the extinction of wildlfie species in Australia and across the globe. 

Zoos Victoria is a not-for-profit conservation organisation and philanthropic support is coordinated by the Zoos Victoria Foundation.