Find out what it takes to be a keeper!

Come and work as a keeper at Healesville Sanctuary these school holidays and get up close to some of our most precious and endangered animals. These school holidays our theme is Corroboree giving you the chance to work with some of our Indigenous keepers and also learn about animals from a traditional perspective. Meet amazing Corroboree Frogs, Pythons and Birds of Prey.

Keeper for a Day allows participants to work in the sanctuary for the day, helping out our keepers and learning about one of the most rewarding jobs!

You will go behind-the-scenes, taking part in many daily duties of a threatened species keeper, which could include:

  • Food preparation
  • Animal enrichment
  • Health checks
  • Animal contact



Event details

Book now
9:30am to 3:30pm
April 8, 9, 15 & 16
Healesville Sanctuary
$103 ($92.70 zoo members)
For Year 7-12 students. Covered shoes must be worn. All participants must agree to follow staff instructions.
What to bring 
Water bottle, snacks & lunch. Bring your camera to capture the moment.

Please call 9285 9406 to reserve your place.

  • Payment is required at time of booking.
  • Strictly limited numbers
  • Bookings are not refundable