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Boral Youth At The Zoo (YATZ) is a fun, educational program for 13 - 19 year olds, held at Taronga Zoo and Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

Boral Youth at the Zoo (YATZ) Mission Statement:

“Through working together we will help others to take positive actions for the conservation of wildlife and their environments.”


Teens participate in a variety of activities both inside and outside of the Zoos,  throughout all school holidays and occasionally during the school term. Participants get the opportunity to learn about many aspects of our Zoos, while the Zoos benefit from having access to a group of young people with energy, motivation and a genuine interest in animals. 

Membership Includes:

  • Involvement in a range of activities during school holidays (and occasionally in school term)
  • The opportunity to work with zoo staff, including keepers
  • 12 months free entry to Taronga Zoo and Taronga Western Plains Zoos 
  • YATZ uniform and ID badge 
  • Magazines and newsletters 
  • Invitations to VIP events and presentations 


Boral YATZ Wait List Information

Thank you for your interest in the Taronga Boral Youth at the Zoo program for teenagers, aged 13-19 years.

 Please be aware that due to the popularity of the YATZ program Taronga can only recruit new members occasionally throughout the year.

Please download and read the Important Information in our Information Pack to see if YATZ would suit you.


If you would like to add your name to the Waitlist, please follow this link and click the Waitlist button..