Ninety Years Of The Sanctuary; the water-coloured logo features a flying Wedge-Tailed Eagle on the Nine, a swimming Platypus and a eucalyptus tree in the Zero. "Ninety Years Of The Sanctuary"; the water-coloured logo features a flying Wedge-Tailed Eagle on the Nine, a swimming Platypus and a eucalyptus tree on the Zero.

90th Anniversary Celebration

Date

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May

Time

10am - 4pm

Cost

Activities free with Sanctuary admission

Celebrate Healesville Sanctuary's 90 year history and join us for weekend of festivities with some local favourites.

From live music and special food and drink offerings, to a stacked Keeper Talk program and artist showcase; commemorate the Sanctuary's momentous milestone.

Savour delicious drops from Tokar Estate (wine), Watts River (beer), Four Pillars (Gin), CherryHill Orchards (non-alcoholic and cider) and feast on Little Yarra Creperie and Stone & Crow Cheese.

Fun Renate Crow Threatened Species craft and face painting with Wonderific will also be on offer for the kids.

A vintage car and bus display will also be on site thanks to our friends at McKenzie Buses who will be sharing its beautiful vintage vehicles for visitors to enjoy and take a photo with.

See local artists from YAVA display their different talents 'Plein air' on the artist trail.

Main stage

Enjoy magical sets amongst the wildlife on the Koala Lawns from local musicians including:

  • Murrundindi
  • Ash King
  • Billy Tea Bush Band
  • Sam & Claire

High Tea

Celebrate Healesville's 90th Anniversary in style with an atmospheric High Tea surrounded by stunning wildlife.

Served in the Brolga Room, guests can wander the beautiful gardens, see the amazing animals, then join us for a birthday brunch or afternoon tea! Bookings essential.

High Tea packages include a selection of savoury and sweet items served with a sparkling wine on arrival and bottomless soft drinks and juice.

Cost of high tea not included with admission

Keeper Talks

9:30am - Wetlands bird feed
10.40am - Dingo training
10.45am - Koala browse change and talk
11:15 - Platypus talk (Saturday only)
12.00pm - Echidna feed at Koala Forest
12:15pm - Pelican feed
12.20pm - Nocturnal House Quoll feed and informal talk
2.30pm - Quoll feed and enrichment
2:45pm - Lyrebird feed
2.45pm - Wallaby recall training
3.30pm - Tree Kangaroo feed and informal talk
TBC - Platypus talk
12.00pm & 3.00pm - SOS with added history
A wallaby stands in front of some green bushes
Historical image of keeper Kevin with eagle Jess

Learn more about the history of the Sanctuary and visit
The Wild and Ourselves: 90 years at Healesville Sanctuary
exhibition at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum.

Exhibition runs until Sunday, 11 August.

Members get more!

Only $11.50 a month over 12 months
Unlimited entry to Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Kyabram Fauna Park
Kids join free on adult memberships
Free entry to five interstate zoos
Discounts at the Zoo Shop and from our zoo partners
Help fund our conservation work to fight wildlife extinction