Become a Zoo Friend

Become a Zoo Friend

Join or renew now, or register for your next visit.

We're excited to welcome our Zoo Friends back for 365 days of fun!

Are you an existing member? Scroll down to register for your visit.

Important update

Last updated Friday 8 January 2021

For guests visiting either Taronga in Sydney or Dubbo:

Following advice from NSW Health, we are welcoming back guests from the northern zone of the Northern Beaches in Sydney from Sunday 10 January 2021.

Please delay or reschedule your stay if you are from a COVID hot spot or have been asked to self-isolate. Any guests who have visited one of the identified venues on the NSW Health list, have been asked to self-isolate or have any cold or flu symptoms, are also asked to respect NSW Health advice and delay their visit.

Pre-booked registrations can be changed to an alternate date at no charge simply by re-booking a new visit via the online form for a later date.

Mask-wearing now mandatory indoors for Greater Sydney:

If you are visiting Taronga Zoo Sydney, please bring a mask when you visit. Mask-wearing is now mandatory for anyone 12 years and over in Greater Sydney in our retail stores, and highly recommended in all other indoor and enclosed spaces.

Taronga is a COVID-safe venue!

We are committed to keeping you and your family safe and we follow all current NSW Health guidelines and advice. As part of your visit, we ask you to please check in using the Service NSW QR code. Please show this, along with your tickets, at the entry gate/check in desk. 

To make visit even more enjoyable, we suggest you download the app before you visit.

Read more about this update and how we're keeping you safe.

Register your visit

If you are a current Zoo Friend and are planning a visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo or Taronga Zoo Sydney, you must complete an online registration form and let us know how many people from your membership are attending with you and your intended date to visit. This is so we can ensure the safety of those at our Zoos and the broader community.

We will also be implementing some changes and protocols that will make your day at the Zoo just a little bit different to the normal experience.

Register your visit

If you are a current Zoo Friend, please complete the online registration form based on which of Taronga's two Zoos you would like to visit.




Becoming a Zoo Friend

As a Zoo Friends member, take advantage of unlimited entry to Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo and the following discounts:

  • 10% off food and beverages at our cafes and eateries (10% on coffee only when you bring a reusable cup or dine in)
  • 15% discount at all Zoo Shops
  • 10% discount on stays at the Zoofari Lodge
  • exclusive pre-sale opportunities and ticket discounts for our best events including Taronga’s New Year’s Eve party

Plus if you travel to Sydney or around Australia, you can also take advantage of: 

  • free admission for 12 months to Adelaide, Melbourne, and Perth Zoos
  • discounted parking at Taronga Zoo Sydney
  • 10% discount on Roar & Snore at Taronga Zoo Sydney on select days
  • 20% discount on Wild Ropes at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Dubbo locals offer

As a local resident, you can access discounted Zoo Friends annual pass or regular entry to Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.