Taronga says thanks

Taronga says thanks

Following the recent catastrophic bushfires across NSW, Taronga wants to say thank you to the hard working and dedicated emergency services personnel and volunteer wildlife carers.

Throughout December 2019, Taronga will welcome eligible emergency responders and wildlife carers though its gates free of charge at each of its two Zoos – Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.

Up to four tickets are available per eligible emergency services member or wildlife carer. 

With more than 20,000 tickets available in total we are looking forward to saying thank you to as many people as possible. Tickets will be available throughout the month with a daily allocation to manage volumes. 

Impacted by the recent bushfires? Taronga has also provided 500 family passes to Vinnies to distribute to affected families as part of their bushfire relief appeal.

How to claim your tickets

If you haven’t already, register your details with Taronga. You will then receive details to book in your visit and download your ticket via our ticketing supporter, Moshtix.

Special offer for Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo guests

Taronga Says Thank has been extended for Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo only, throughout the month of January. Register now for visits to Dubbo to find out more and receive an exclusive Taronga Says Thanks offer.

Eligible organisations

Up-to four tickets are available for staff and volunteers of the following organisations:

  • Fire and Rescue NSW
  • NSW Rural Fire Service
  • NSW Police 
  • NSW State Emergency Services
  • Ambulance Service of NSW
  • Marine Rescue NSW
  • St John Ambulance Australia (NSW)
  • Surf Life Saving NSW
  • NPWS Fire Fighters
  • NSW Volunteer Rescue Association
  • Volunteer Wildlife Carers*

*Additional wildlife carer information: Taronga wildlife hospitals treat more than 1,400 injured native wildlife each year and we recognise the vitally important role that volunteer wildlife carers play, particularly when drought and bushfires place increased strain on our already fragile wildlife. We are pleased to open this offer to volunteer wildlife carers affiliated with or volunteering on behalf of a group affiliated with: New South Wales Wildlife Council, Wires, Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services, or other recognised volunteer wildlife care groups. If you are unsure if you can qualify for a ticket, please get in touch with our team by calling (02) 9969 2777.

Voucher redemption

Your voucher will need to be redeemed at Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo prior to entry and your staff ID validating your association to one of the above organisations will be required. Vouchers will not be honoured if valid and eligible identification cannot be provided.

Your voucher will only be valid on the date selected during your ticket claiming process. Any unused or unclaimed vouchers are not transferable to an alternate date.

There is a limited volume of tickets to manage crowding and ensure access for as many guests as possible.

Terms and conditions.