Kids Receive Free Entry Policy

Zoos Victoria is pleased to advise that children under 16 years of age receive free admission to Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo on:

  • weekends  
  • Victorian Public holidays
  • Victorian Government school holidays.

This policy is the result of a Victorian Government initiative. Holidays dates are gazetted by the Victorian Government and are listed below for reference purposes.

 

2015/16 Victorian Government School Holidays

 

2015 2016

28 Mar – 12 Apr

26 Mar – 10 Apr

27 Jun – 12 Jul

25 Jun – 10 Jul

19 Sep – 4 Oct

17 Sep – 2 Oct

19 Dec – 26 Jan 2016

21Dec – 29 Jan 2017

 

2015/16 Victorian Public Holidays

 

Event 2015 2016
New Year's Day Thu 1 Jan Friday 1 Jan
Australia Day Mon 26 Jan Tues 26 Jan
Labour Day Mon 9 Mar Mon 14 Mar
Good Friday Fri 3 Apr Fri 25 Mar
Saturday before Easter Sunday Sat 4 Apr Sat 26 Mar
Easter Sunday Sun 5 Apr * under review
Easter Monday Mon 6 Apr Mon 28 Mar
ANZAC Day Sat 25 Apr Mon 25 Apr
Queen's Birthday Mon 8 Jun Mon 13 Jun
Grand Final Friday Fri 2 Oct Date TBC
Melbourne Cup Day Tue 3 Nov Tue 1 Nov 
Christmas Day Fri 25 Dec

Tue 27 Dec
(Substitute for Sun 25 Dec)

Boxing Day Sat 26 Dec and Mon 28 Dec (additional day) Mon 26 Dec

 

Note: We take every care to ensure our holiday data is accurate, but please refer to the relevant Victorian Government website for updated information on school holiday dates and public holidays.