Staff member Davin giving the Hippo Presentation talk to three young visitors next to the hippo pond. Three hippopotamus are walking into the pond on the other side of the wooden fence.

Keeper for a Day


Victorian public school holidays


9.30am - 3.30pm


$115 per student
$103.50 Zoo Members


For Year 7 - 12 students

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Call 1300 966 784

Spaces are limited and bookings are essential

Discover what it’s like to work at Werribee Open Range Zoo!

Keeper for a Day is a school holiday program designed for secondary school students who are interested in caring for wildlife and working at the zoo.

Heading behind the scenes, you will get a hands-on experience of what it’s like to work as a zoo keeper as you take part in the daily duties, such as animal enrichment and exhibit maintenance.

See our animals up-close, head on a special safari tour across the Savannah, and speak with our keepers about their jobs and experience.

2019 - 2020 program dates

Summer holidays 
  • Tuesday 14 January 2020 (booked out)
  • Thursday 16 January 2020
  • Monday 20 January 2020 (booked out) 
  • Wednesday 22 January 2020
Autumn holidays
  • Tuesday 31 March 2020
  • Wednesday 1 April 2020
  • Friday 3 April 2020
Winter Holidays
  • Monday 29 June 2020
  • Wednesday 1 July 2020
  • Tuesday 7 July 2020