Last updated Friday 8 January 2021
Mask-wearing now mandatory indoors for Greater Sydney:
Please bring a mask when you visit Taronga Zoo Sydney. Mask-wearing is now mandatory for anyone 12 years and over in our retail stores, and highly recommended in all other indoor and enclosed spaces.
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.
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.
Plan your visit
To help us ensure social distancing can effectively take place, Zoo Friends currently need to register their visit online using the link below prior to attending the Zoo. You’ll need your membership number to register, which you can find on your membership card, or in previous emails from us. You can register for all members of your membership group at once.
On site, you’ll also find some changes and protocols that will make your day at the Zoo just a little bit different to the normal experience.
What’s new at our Zoos
Travel the whole WILD world at Taronga Zoo Sydney this summer! Explore the wonders of Africa and the diverse landscapes of the Americas, get up close the elusive wildlife of Asia, and discover our own backyard with an Australia Adventure.
The Zoo’s newest precinct has something for every member of the family! Enjoy a stunning outdoor café, animal habitats and water play while you get up close to the Meerkat mob with a new interactive tunnel and pop up window.
To get the kids ready to travel the whole WILD world this summer, Zoo Friends can enter our colouring in competition to win great prizes for their families, including an amazing overnight experience at Roar and Snore!
To get the most out of your membership, be sure to familiarise yourself with our full list of member benefits! Check out some of our favourite perks and top tips:
- Travelling interstate? Zoo Friends receive reciprocal entry to interstate Zoos including Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary, Adelaide Zoo, Montaro Zoo and Perth Zoos! Please note that free child annual pass holder will be charged an entry fee at Perth Zoo, Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo (See the Terms and Conditions for full details)
- Half price parking: validate your ticket at the Zoo Friends Office or in shop in the Top Plaza and park for just $9 a day
- Priority seating: look for the marked yellow Zoo Friends seating in the front rows at our bird and seal shows
- Discounts on food, shops and more! Show your card when making purchases at cafes, eateries and shops across both Zoos, as well as at Wild Ropes to receive discounts of 10-20%
- Event pre-sales: keep your email address up to date to get discount codes and exclusive pre-sale access to some of our best events, including Twilight and New Years Eve!
Renew your membership
Is it time to renew your membership? With so many things to see, and new arrivals at both our Zoos, it’s the perfect time to renew your membership! Explore Taronga Zoo Sydney’s African Savannah, and meet Amalie, the adorable Australian Sea Lion pup, or cool off at the new Waterhole Precinct at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.
Renew online for just $99 for an adult, and two kids aged 4-15 are FREE! That’s 365 days of family fun for just $99!
Visit us at the Zoo, or renew online today.
Contributing to conservation
Did you know, that as Taronga is a not for profit, all proceeds from your Zoo Friends membership go back into a range of important conservation projects! From treating and rehabilitating animals in the Taronga Wildlife Hospitals to contributing to global outcomes through our range of conservation partnerships, your Zoo Friends membership is contributing to our mission of securing a shared future for people and wildlife.
To learn more about support your membership provides and how you’re being a champion For The Wild, check out the current conservation projects Taronga is contributing to, and stay up to date with the latest conservation news, including rehab stories from our Wildlife Hospitals!