Tuesday 4, Saturday 8, Sunday 9, 

Tuesday 11, Thursday 13,

Tuesday 18, Saturday 22, Sunday 23,

Tuesday 25, Thursday 27


$50 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$45 Zoo Members


1.05pm and 1.25pm


10 minutes


Minimum age of 8 years. Children under 8 years old not permitted.

Children aged 14 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult with a one adult to three children ratio.

This experience is not mobility/ wheelchair friendly.

Visitors aged 18 years or older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to visit our zoos or have an eligible COVID-19 digital certificate exemption. More information.

Fitted face masks are to be worn on all encounters, behind the scenes, tours and in some animal habitats, which will be signed.

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Meet the keepers and learn something new about your favourite animals!

Our Dingoes will make you laugh as they show off their boisterous personalities.

Perfect for individuals, couples or families, these unforgettable small group experiences will allow you exclusive up-close access.

Be sure to arrive 30 minutes early, and get ready to learn new things about dingoes. The encounter is a brief experience that lasts a couple of minutes with each visitor booked, however please plan up to 15 minutes to meet your host and keeper, and hear the safety briefing.

When you purchase a Close-up Encounter you are directly contributing to Zoos Victoria's work to fight wildlife extinction.

Zoo entry not included. Be sure to also book your entry tickets for the same date as your encounter.