Kids Receive Free Entry Policy

Zoos Victoria is pleased to advise that children under 16 years of age receive free admission to Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary 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.

Following the State Election held on 29 November 2014, there has been a change of Government. The website will be updated accordingly. 


2014/15 Victorian Government School Holidays


2014 2015

5 April – 21 April

28 March – 12 April

28 June – 13 July


20 September – 5 October


20 December 2014 – 27 January 2015



2014/15 Victorian Public Holidays


Event 2014 2015
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January Thursday 1 January
Australia Day Monday 27 January Monday 26 January
Labour Day Monday 10 March Monday 9 March
Good Friday Friday 18 April Friday 3 April
Saturday before Easter Sunday Saturday 19 April Saturday 4 April 
Easter Monday Monday 21 April

Monday 6 April 

ANZAC Day Friday 25 April

Saturday 25 April

Queen's Birthday Monday 9 June

Monday 8 June

Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 4 November

Tuesday 3 November

Christmas Day Thursday 25 December

Friday 25 December

Boxing Day Friday 26 December

Saturday 26 December and
Monday 28 December
(additional day)


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.