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Healesville Sanctuary

Keeper Talks

This is a unique opportunity to hear about our animals from the people who know them best – their keepers.

Each day, we offer opportunities to hear our expert keepers talk about the animals in their care and the conservation work being done for various species. 

Why not check the times we’ll be talking about your favourite animals and schedule it into your visit?

Spirits of the Sky

In Spirits of the Sky, held at Healesville’s renowned flight arena, our birds show off the skill we envy and admire the most – their ability to fly. Watch birds of prey and brightly coloured parrots as they take to the skies in a fast-paced show.

12:00pm and 2:30pm daily

Visit the Wildlife Hospital 

Our wildlife hospital is a real-life working hospital where you'll get a rare insight into the team and their patients. Listen to daily talks on animal care.

Open all day. Presentation times: 11:00am and 1:30pm daily

Tales from Platypus Creek  Think the Platypus is a shy and reclusive creature? Think again! Tales from Platypus Creek lets you see Platypus as they have never been seen before. 11.15am weekdays and 11.15am and 1.30pm weekends, school and public holidays

Animals of the Night

Ever wondered what happens at night in the animal world. Venture into our new-look Nocturnal House to meet our tiny Mountain Pygmy-possum, Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Numbat and Lord Howe Stick Insect.   Open 10am to 4pm daily

Wombat talk


Meet the Keeper at wombats and find out about this popular aussie animal. Learn the secrets of the wombat world and enjoy great wombat viewing in their new exhibit.  11.00am daily

Kangaroo talk

Taking place inside Kangaroo Country, meet some reds and greys, and learn some amazing facts about one of Australia's most iconic marsupials. 11:30am daily

Tasmanian Devils

Tasmanian Devils are critically threatened in the wild. Learn about their plight and our successful breeding program.

11:30am daily

Lyrebird talk Head to the RACV Lyrebird aviary to meet these masters of mimicry 11.30am daily
Koala Forest talk

Meet the ultimate tree huggers of the world. Our keepers will take you on a journey through Koala Forest. Fall in love with Koalas and their forest home and find out how you can help us to make sure forests will always be in our future.

1.45pm daily

Dingo Country

Unravel the story of the Dingo in Australia by visiting Dingo Country and listening in to a Keeper Talk, where you will also see some of our beautiful dingoes

3:30pm daily


Listen for PA announcements throughout the day for additional keeper talks.

Please note: Meet the Keeper and feeding times may vary occasionally. Animals may also be off display for short periods due to animal husbandry or exhibit maintenance reasons.