COVID-19 Restriction Updates

COVID-19 | CHANGE OF CONDITIONS  – Updated 9th November 2020

 The Ballarat Wildlife Park is excited to be open and welcoming back all

Victorian visitors as of Monday the 9th November

Ballarat Wildlife Park is temporarily closed until restrictions imposed by the Victorian Chief Health Officer are lifted.

As the advice changes regularly, we will continue to update our Facebook page.

We would like to thank all of our members, guests, sponsors and online friends for their continuous support. Our Staff and animals look forward to seeing you all again soon


We want to keep all visitors and families safe throughout this time and we have implemented the following protocols in accordance with state law:

  •  As of Thursday 17th September, face coverings will need to be worn by all visitors when entering the Ballarat Wildlife Park unless customers have a documented exception. 


Thank you to everyone that has enquired about our reopening, and thank you all for your patience while we have taken the time to review our safety processes across the park in anticipation for reopening.

To ensure safety for visitors, staff and volunteers we have developed a comprehensive plan which includes increased sanitisation efforts, alterations to our cafe service, physical distancing measures, sanitiser dispensers and some areas will have reduced or no access.

We will continue to revisit our plans and update accordingly with changes to government guidelines. Please ensure to check our website before you visit to ensure you know what to expect at that time.

Some important things to note:

  • Animal encounters are now recommencing on the weekends- see the encounter section for further information.

  • The cafe will be open for takeaway only with access to some outdoor seating provided around the park

  • Our reptile and indoor crocodile house are now open with limited numbers, you may still view our Alligators, Komodo Dragon and other reptiles in our outdoor exhibits.

  • Some areas will be ‘one-way’ only

  • The play area near the penguin enclosure will be closed

  • Presentations and tours will not be running until further notice

  • The Park will conduct scheduled sanitising throughout the day of common facilities

  • Hand sanitising is recommended regularly throughout your visit

  • Social distancing must be practiced at all times

  • Visiting family or recreational groups can have no more than 10 people

Visitors that are feeling unwell / presenting with COVID-19 symptoms are kindly requested to delay their visit until they are sure they are healthy and safe to visit

 ” Save The Koalas”

Head Mammal keeper Cass and her team have had their hands full this season with 5 new Joeys emerging from the pouch!

If you would like to support our Koalas a great way is by sponsorship. Your sponsorship will go towards our continuous caring for our Koalas and will include photos and updates. BWP will purchase  a Koala food tree which we will plant on our Koala tree plantation.

If you wish to do this and help save and support Koalas please email Nicki at or alternatively phone 53335933

‘We hope visiting the Park gives you some respite from the time spent in isolation, we know our animals will be thrilled to see you all again soon!’


About Us

We are a family business, which strives to give the best interactive experience with some of Australia’s most unique animals.

The experience we provide you with is based on our passion and knowledge for the job and animals.


Our Animals

Here at the Park we specialise in native Australian animals and a wide variety of exotic reptiles.

From free roaming Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats, Tasmanian Devils, Eagles, Giant Tortoises, Crocodiles and Alligators to a large display of Lizards and both venomous and non-venomous Snakes.

See our new Tiger Sanctuary, home to our Sumatran Tigers Maneki and Satu

Animal Pres

Animal Encounters

Now available on Weekends

Our daily activities involve a guided tour at 11am, animal presentations or meet the keepers from 12.00pm-4.00pm, these are included in the entry fee.

We offer animal encounters which allow our guests to have a one on one experience with a Meerkat, Koala, Wombat, Snake, Giant Tortoise and more

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Patrick the Wombat

Patrick the Wombat was the oldest Bare Nosed Wombat known in captivity. Patrick was listed No.3 by CNN Travel as a great city mascot in the World!

“Our goal is to provide a quality interactive experience between people and animals for the promotion of respect, empathy, and understanding. We contribute to the survival of the environments we ultimately share with them.”

Eight Wombats currently call the Ballarat Wildlife Park home.


If you would like to assist us in caring for our Wombats or aid in the upgrade of their habitats you can help by joining our Sponsorship Program.

*This can be used on all individual tickets, Family Pass included! But excludes Concession discounted tickets.

Not available with any other discounts or offers. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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