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School Work Experience at Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo's Work Experience program is for school students who are interested in pursuing a career in zoo keeping, animal care, tourism/education or zoo horticulture. The program is suitable for school students in years 10, 11 and 12. 

In the interests of fairness, only one successful applicant per school will be considered and possibly assigned to a Zoo animal division for one week (Monday to Friday), excluding school and public holidays. Careers advisers and students are required to read and sign the work experience information package. 


Taronga Western Plains Zoo Education Centre is a unique learning area where students are able to immerse themselves in an environment that encourages them to share in the joy of nature. These living classrooms are the ultimate teaching tools, allowing educators to motivate students by introducing them to live animals.

Booking & Costs

Excursion Rates for Taronga Zoo, Sydney



Students Self Guided K – 12
(Entry only)

$13.50 per student for bookings until 1st January 2015

$14.50 per student from 1st January 2015