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All visitors participating in a Close Encounter will be required to wear a face mask. This precautionary biosecurity measure is based on best practice veterinary advice, your cooperation helps to keep our animals safe and healthy!
VISITATION AND TICKETING
+ How many people are you letting into the Zoo each day?
Just like other parklands, there is no visitor capacity restriction at the Zoo. As an open-air venue that is 19ha, the Zoo has lots of space for visitors to disperse and roam and provide more than 2sqm per person for physical distancing.
+ Can I buy a ticket at the gate?
Yes, but pre-purchased online ticketing is encouraged. This is to avoid cash, reduce queuing and get you into the Zoo quickly so you can start your day’s adventure.
+ Do I need to be fully vaccinated to enter Perth Zoo?
All Zoo day entry tickets are valid for three years, so hold on to your ticket.
SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY
+ Is the Zoo COVID safe to visit?
As an expansive 19ha outdoor experience, Perth Zoo is very safe. A Zoo visit is similar to visiting a parkland, although we can manage the number of people visiting the Zoo, have cleaners present throughout the day and our staff are here to work cooperatively with visitors to ensure COVID-safe measures are managed effectively.
Ensuring the safety and well-being of our staff, visitors and animals is our priority. We have many measures in place, to ensure you have a happy and safe visit. These include:
Yes, please stay 1.5m away from anyone who is not in your group when you visit the Zoo. We have animal footprints on the ground to help you, as well as reminder signage throughout the grounds.
We also ask if you see our elephants or dingos walking with their keepers throughout the Zoo grounds that you extend the 1.5m rule to them too.
+ Will the playground be open?
Yes, and cleaning has been increased.
+ If I am not feeling well, should I come to the Zoo?
As much as we would love to see you, if you have any flu-like symptoms, please prioritise your health and that of the community, rest up and visit us when you’re better.
+ Are visitors at risk of catching COVID-19 from zoo animals?
On current evidence there is no risk to visitors catching COVID-19 from zoo animals. Biosecurity measures are in place and Perth Zoo adheres to National Biosecurity Guidelines to protect the health of its animals, staff, Docents and visitors.
+ Are zoo animals at risk of catching COVID-19 from guests?
This is highly unlikely as visitors have limited contact with the animals our care. Biosecurity measures are in place and Perth Zoo adheres to National Biosecurity Guidelines to protect the health of its animals, Docents and visitors. Current recommendations that aim to prevent human to human transmission (e.g. social distancing) also minimise risk to zoo animals.
+ Why are some of the staff wearing face masks?
Over recent weeks we have implemented extra pro-active animal health measures. Many of the same hygiene and physical distancing measures recommended to protect people from COVID-19, also provide protection for our amazing animals. Where possible, our zoologists are maintaining a 1.5m distance from our animals, and wear face masks and gloves when in close proximity or preparing animal food or enrichment.
WHAT'S ON AT THE ZOO?
+ Will there still be keeper talks?
Yes! Keeper talks are back! View the schedule here.
+ Is the Nocturnal House open?
Yes! The Nocturnal House is now open so you can discover more about Australia’s nighttime creatures. If there is a State Government directive that masks must be worn indoors, then all visitors to the Nocturnal House must wear a mask.
+ Is the Australian Reptile Encounter open?
Yes! Our scaly mates can’t wait to see you again. If there is a State Government directive that masks must be worn indoors, then all visitors to the Australian Reptile Encounter must wear a mask.
+ Will there be any Close Encounters?
Some of the encounters are still running. For more information please check our Close Encounters page. All visitors participating in a Close Encounter will be required to wear a mask.
+ Is the Zoo café open?
We’re preparing to build a new café but in in the meantime we have a variety of food trucks at the Zoo to keep your growling stomachs content. We encourage you to grab a takeaway and dine in the beautiful Zoo grounds.
+ Can we use the Zoo BBQs?
Yes. The BBQs are currently operational.
+ Will I be able to still hire a wagon?
Yes. They will be cleaned in between use.
+ Can I still hire a wheelchair?
Yes. Accessibility for all visitors is important to us. The wheelchairs will be cleaned between each use.
+ Will the free walking tours be operating?
+ Is the Zoo Shop open?
Yes, so make sure you pop in throughout the day and don’t leave purchasing your Zoo souvenirs until the end of the day when there is usually a shoppers rush. If there is a State Government directive that masks must be worn indoors, then all visitors to the Zoo Shop must wear a mask.
+ Can I use cash to purchase items at the Zoo?
Contactless payment is preferred.