Dragon Guardians

You would be forgiven for thinking the emergence of a dragon sounds like a plot in a movie. However, the reality is far more magical for Zoos Victoria, and we want you to be part of the journey with a Dragon Guardians membership.

After 54 years of being unseen, the Victorian Grassland Earless Dragon, a Critically Endangered species, was rediscovered in 2023. Zoos Victoria is now working to save this species, and you can support with the new child membership: Dragon Guardians.

Priced at just $88 a year, this membership is perfect for kids aged 15 and under who share a passion for dragons - whether mythical or Critically Endangered - or those celebrating the Year of the Dragon.

Become a member today and join us on this exciting dragon journey.

What's included in the new membership

By joining the Dragon Guardians, you'll be supporting the Victorian Grassland Earless Dragon breeding program.

You'll receive all the benefits of a Child Membership plus a whole lot MORE for just $88 a year or $7.33 per month over 12 months.

Child Membership benefits:

  • Unlimited child (under 16) entry to Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary, and Kyabram Fauna Park every day of the year*
  • Exclusive discounts to zoo animal experiences, zoo shops, and member partners
  • Subscription to Zoo News and Zooper Kids member magazines
  • Access to the Membership VIP Zone - online zoo content and activities
  • Member-only events and previews and pre-sales on events

*Dragon Guardians members must be supervised by an accompanying adult when visiting our zoos. Adult entry is not included in Dragon Guardians membership. Terms and Conditions apply.


Exclusive Dragon Guardians benefits:

  • Dragon Guardians merchandise pack containing membership lanyard, Victorian Grassland Earless Dragon hat, dragon plush, and The Legend of Ned the Victorian Earless Dragon book, all packed in a Dragon Guardians bag.
  • Exclusive emails to follow the journey of Victorian Grassland Earless Dragons and other dragon species at Zoos Victoria.
  • Opportunities to meet the guardians of dragon species at Melbourne Zoo.
  • Plus, a membership supports the Victorian Grassland Earless Dragon breeding program as well as other species of dragons Zoos Victoria is saving from extinction.

Terms and Conditions apply.


Other membership options

Zoos Victoria provides a diverse range of memberships suitable for individuals ranging from adults to teachers.