Services and facilities
At Healesville Sanctuary, we offer a range of services and facilities designed to make your visit more enjoyable.
Fresh seasonal food in beautiful bushland surroundings. Explore our range of food options.
Free guided tours
Enjoy a free guided tour around the Sanctuary with our friendly volunteers, who can tailor it to your special needs and interests. Trained guides are available to help the vision impaired.
If you are keen to secure a guide, we recommend that you book in advance. Or you can always try your luck and ask our admissions staff when you get here.
Healesville Sanctuary can provide a buggy service for up to two people. This service is subject to availability; bookings are recommended.
Sanctuary gift shop
Make your visit last by bringing home a souvenir – or a gift for a loved one. The Sanctuary’s award-winning gift shop offers a tempting array of beautiful, well-crafted products. And it’s all for a good cause! Every dollar you spend helps us fight wildlife extinction.
Open every day of the year.
Weekdays: 10am – 5pm
Weekends/public holidays: 10am – 5.30pm
Wheelchairs and pushers
Healesville Sanctuary has an easy-to-follow pathway system, with access for people using wheelchairs and pushers.
Wheelchairs and pushers are also available for hire.
Wheelchair cost: $22 hire, fully refundable deposit (GST inclusive)
Pusher cost: $11 hire, $8.80 refundable deposit (GST inclusive)
Photographic identification required.
The Australian Wildlife Health Centre provides a vital service to the Healesville and Victorian community.
The Centre treats more than 2000 sick and injured native animals every year. It’s also an important training centre for wildlife veterinarians, and for cutting-edge research.
If you find a lost or injured animal, or you need help with one, you can phone us on (03) 5957 2829 (from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm).
The team at Sanctuary Harvest can also provide catering for small and large events.
Day tours to Healesville Sanctuary depart from Melbourne every day by a range of companies. You can combine a morning or afternoon at Healesville Sanctuary with some other local highlights such as Puffing Billy. Healesville Sanctuary does not take bookings for these tours.