Our zoos are temporarily closed

Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo are closed

Following advice from the Chief Health Officer, Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary will temporarily close from midnight 8 July, for a period of six weeks.

Your support means everything to us. There are more than 5,000 animals at our zoos, 27 local endangered species in the wild and nine international conservation partnerships that are relying on your magnificent and very-much-appreciated support now more than ever. 

Please continue to enjoy our Animals at Home live streams, watch some happy animal videos on our Facebook page, and look after yourself, because there are more than just people relying on you right now. 

As always, we'll be here caring for the animals while the rest of the world cares for the humans. Thank you for your support and we're looking forward to welcoming you back at the zoo as soon as we can. 

Note: If you have purchased tickets to attend the zoos during this period you do not need to call us for a refund. We will be cancelling all tickets and money will be refunded onto the card used at the time of purchase, within 7-8 business days.

Please visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au for the latest information.