tiger at Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
Koala at Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
Butterfly House at Melbourne Zoo
Wild Seas at Melbourne zoo
Meerkats at Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Address: Elliott Ave, Parkville, Victoria 3052

Phone: 03 9285 9300  |  Freecall: 1300 966 784  

Email: mz@zoo.org.au
Web: zoo.org.au/MelbourneZoo

Over 250 species from around the world can be found in the beautifully landscaped settings of Melbourne Zoo, just five minutes from the city centre.

Stroll through Asian and African rainforests, where tigers roam through the trees and monkeys swing from the branches, then take the time to stop and see eye to eye with beautiful orang-utans in their special elevated exhibit. Explore the award-winning Trail of the Elephants or view koalas, platypus, kangaroos, wombats and other unique native wildlife in the Australian bush setting.

Melbourne Zoo is constantly improving and adding new facilities. Discover Wild Sea, which showcases Victoria's diverse coastal environment, exhibiting Victoria's iconic Little Penguins, Australian Fur Seals, and other wildlife native to Victorian waters in an amazing underwater world. Let the kids free at Growing Wild a world-first exhibit focused on creating play opportunities and nurturing an early love of nature. The exhibit is filled with animals, sculptures, tunnels and sounds, so kids can scramble, crawl and climb or stand look-out like a meerkat.

Zoo keeper talks and feeding times are a great opportunity for visitors to find out more about the fascinating world of wildlife and the conservation programs Melbourne Zoo supports.

Did you ever wish, as a child, that you could explore the secrets of the Zoo after dark? 'I, Animal' is a world-first interactive experience, it is a mixture of multi-media, theatrical experience and animal encounter specially designed into one tour for guests to experience, only at Melbourne Zoo. 'I, Animal' uses ground-breaking technology to take you on a remarkable, and surprisingly emotive journey through the interior of Melbourne Zoo at night.

Open daily from 9am to 5pm. On selected summer weekend evenings the Zoo stays open until 9.30pm for the Zoo Twilights concert series and I,Animal.

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Children under 16 years old recieve free entry every weekend, during Victorina school holidays and on Victorian public holidays.


Local directions

Melbourne Zoo is located only minutes from the city centre, within Royal Park. Car parking is available or visitors can take the tram or train to reach the Zoo. Tram 19 from Elizabeth Street - daily Tram 55 from William Street Monday -Saturday and Tram 68 from Elizabeth Street runs on Sundays. Trains run from historic Flinders Street Station on the Upfield line, stopping at Melbourne Zoo's own Royal Park Station. For further instructions visit the Melbourne Zoo website.


  • Café
  • Car park
  • Catering
  • Child activities
  • Coach parking
  • Guide
  • Lockers
  • Photographic service
  • Public toilet
  • Restaurant - licensed


  • Birdwatching
  • Lessons/tutorials
  • Animal Viewing

Tourism awards

2013  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Winner

2013  - Australian Tourism Awards  - Silver

1997  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Hall Of Fame

Opening hours

Open every day, including Christmas Day and all Public Holidays. On selected summer evenings they are open late (to 9:30pm) for Zoo Twilights concert series and I,Animal. See website for more details.

9:00am -5:00pm


  • Inbound Tour Operators Association
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
  • Tourism Task Force

Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

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