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COVID-19 Restriction Updates


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 11:59pm on Sunday 2 August, face coverings will need to be worn by all visitors when entering the Ballarat Wildlife Park unless customers have a documented exception. 

  • Photo I.D must be presented when purchasing tickets as we are not accepting visitors from lockdown areas. Failure to provide photo I.D may result in entry being declined.


Ballarat Wildlife Park is looking forward to welcoming back guests from 1 June 2020

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:

  • The cafe will be open for takeaway only
  • Indoor areas will have signs on entry advising capacity limits
  • Reptile house, Tiger precinct and Koala boardwalk 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

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

‘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

Not running until further notice:

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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