Our zoos are temporarily closed

A very big thank you to our Zoo Members and many friends for your continued support, to help us provide the best love and care to our animals during this challenging time.

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

We now have a clear pathway to work towards the safe reopening of Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo, through the Victorian Government’s Roadmap for Reopening.

While our zoos remain closed under the First and Second Steps of the Roadmap, we will work with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to ensure we are well prepared to safely reopen when able to.

To help ensure the safety of our visitors and maintain physical distancing once we can safely reopen, we plan to limit the number of visitors at our zoos at any one time. We will be in touch to let you know about other safety measures, to help protect our visitors once we reopen, closer to that time.

In the meantime we will continue to livestream to your living rooms all the fun things our animals are getting up to, via Animals at Home.

As always, we'll be here caring for the animals while the rest of the world cares for the humans. Our animals, zoo keepers and other staff thank you for your kind messages and support of our zoos while we play our part in helping to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Keep an eye out for further updates via this webpage, our social media channels and zoo member emails.

Thank you again for your support – your support means a lot to us and we look forward to welcoming you all to our zoos once it’s safe to do so.

For more information about the Roadmap for Reopening, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au and www.vic.gov.au/roadmap