Melbourne Zoo

Getting here

Melbourne Zoo is located only minutes north from the city centre, within Royal Park, and a quick drive from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine).

The Zoo’s address is Elliott Avenue, Parkville 3052. Its Melways reference is 43 E1.

Car parking costs $2 for five hours and is monitored by City of Melbourne parking inspectors regularly.

Please note: Limited car parking is available at Melbourne Zoo during school holiday and public holiday periods. Please follow signage and instructions from parking attendants to find available car parks. We appreciate your patience on busy days as we try to get you parked and into the zoo as quickly as possible.

Getting to Melbourne Zoo by public transport is easy!

We encourage all our visitors to catch public transport and help the environment by reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. It also saves time finding and paying for parking.

By Tram
Tram 55 runs from William Street in the city centre every day, stopping directly outside Melbourne Zoo.

By Train
Trains run from Flinders Street Station on the Upfield line every day, stopping at Melbourne Zoo’s own Royal Park Station.

By Bus
Bus route 505 from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University stops outside Melbourne Zoo.

Timetable information

Please visit for up-to-date tram, train and bus times. (Tip:  Use their Journey Planner for public transport directions from anywhere in Victoria. Enter your starting address in the “From” box and enter “Melbourne Zoo” as a landmark in the “To” box).

Travelling from Regional Victoria

V/Line trains run from Geelong and Warrnambool, Ballarat, Maryborough and Ararat, Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca, Seymour, Shepparton and Albury, as well as Traralgon, Sale and Bairnsdale

The V/Line Family Traveller ticket allows each adult to take up to two children aged between four and 16 at no extra cost during off-peak times, including weekends. And, at Melbourne Zoo, admission is free for children under 16 years every weekend!