Six ostrich heads looking in different directions.

About Us

Saving wildlife is not what we do, it's who we are.

Zoos Victoria is a world-leading zoo-based conservation organisation, dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction.

Our three zoos are Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Each one provides a unique and immersive experience that attracts visitors from around the world.

Our zoos inspire animal lovers of all ages. And by strengthening the connection between people and wildlife, we hope to protect the future of animals and their homes.

Our important work includes breeding and recovery programs; we've built partnerships with local communities, fellow conservationists, and like-minded organisations — close to home and in far-flung corners of the world.

Thank you

We're a not-for-profit organisation, so every dollar counts. Each time you visit one of our zoos, donate, buy a memento from our shops, or share what you've discovered, you're helping us to protect wildlife. So, thank you.

Our vision is to fight extinction to secure a future rich in wildlife.

Our mission

As a world-leading zoo-based conservation organisation we will fight wildlife extinction through:

  1. Innovative, scientifically sound breeding and recovery programs to support critically endangered Victorian, terrestrial, vertebrate species;
  2. Partnering with the Victorian community to create the world’s most wildlife friendly society;
  3. Providing profound zoo-based animal encounters to connect people with wildlife; and
  4. Strong commercial approaches to secure financial sustainability.

Our publications

Zoos Victoria produces a number of publications that explain our priorities, programs and where we’re headed.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of one of these documents in a more accessible format, please email and let us know which format you require it in.

Annual reports
Strategic and Corporate Plans
Other publications