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Book an Excursion

There are four essential steps to organising your excursion to Perth Zoo.

  1. Decide what type of excursion
  2. Submit a booking request
  3. Organise transport
  4. Use our range of planning tools for a stress-free excursion

Step 1: Education Experience or Self-guided?

Step one is to decide what type of excursion you would like. You may choose to manage a self-guided experience yourself or have one of our experienced educators deliver a 45 – 60 minute education experience. Click on the links below to find out more about our curriculum linked programs.

All schools are required to make a booking for all Zoo visits and programs to access our special pricing. 

Education Experience (includes entry)*                     Cost per student
Primary and Secondary  $13.25 (GST exempt)
Tertiary  $20.25 (GST exempt)
Self-guided Visit (entry only)  
Primary and Secondary  $10.00 (GST exempt)
Tertiary  $17.00 (GST exempt)

* Please note education experience bookings require a minimum of 10 students. The pricing above is for our 45-60 minute programs only. 

Supervising Adults

We want you to be able to supervise your students fully and fulfil your duty-of-care and so we provide free admission for supervising adults on the following ratios:

  • K – 3 :  One adult per five children  (1:5)
  • 4 – Tertiary: One adult per ten students (1:10)

Additional adult helpers pay regular Zoo admission. Perth Zoo offers free entry to carers or essential companions of those with particular needs. We accept the national Companion Card or a letter from a recognised care/social service organisation. The principal of the school needs to provide a letter identifying the carer/essential companion/Education Assistant (Special Needs) that will be accompanying your group.

Step 2. Submit a Booking Request

Option 1 – Submit a school booking request online by clicking on the button below.

Option 2 – Telephone our Bookings Officer on 9474 0365 Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. (This is the best option if booking three or more classes from your school or multiple visits).

We will process your booking request or contact you by telephone if we are unable to do so. You will receive a written confirmation for your booking within five working days. Please telephone 9474 0365 if you do not receive a confirmation within this time.

Step 3. Organise Transport

Transperth: Getting on-board with Transperth is both low-cost and environmentally-friendly. Buses 30 and 31 from the City will drop you literally at our front gate! Transperth can provide you with information on transport costs and help you plan your excursion route to Perth Zoo using public transport. Contact the Transperth Education Team on (08) 9326 3970, education@transperth.wa.gov.au or visit their website here. Remember! Off-peak travel only. Two weeks’ notice is preferred.

BYO & Chartered Bus: The safest way to drop students off is to enter the carpark off Mill Point Road and drive along the access road (10km/hr) and pull into a temporary bus bay to unload. Charter buses can then proceed to exit onto Labouchere Road and BYO buses can circle the block and park in the (free, limited) bus parking in the Mill Point Road parking area.

Step 4. Planning Tools

We know just how much work goes into getting your students to our door for an awesome animal experience. To say thank you, we’ve given you everything you might need for a stress-free excursion. Take the pain out of completing your Emergency Management Plan by using our comprehensive 'Zoo Excursion Management Plan' and customising it for your group. It includes insurance and liability information, emergency procedures, communication and security during your day visit. Make sure you haven't missed a thing with our handy pre-excursion checklist and download our map for schools to check out locations for meeting points, learning spaces, toilets, first aid room and help if you need it! 

Zoo Excursion Management Plan (PDF)

Perth Zoo Certificate of Currency - Public Liability (PDF)

Pre-excursion Checklist for Teachers (PDF)

Zoo Map for Schools (PDF)

With the Zoo open every day of the year, this means that some exhibits and areas may be closed and animals off-display from time to time. Check on the day of your visit on our What’s Off Display and Under Construction at Perth Zoo (Link)