Ballarat Wildlife Park, a park for conservation and recreation

Here at the Park we offer a nice comfortable walk around our facilities, with the chance to get up close and personal to some of Australia’s most famous native animals.

With over 100 free-roaming kangaroos (you can hand-feed), more than 35 koalas, wombats, emus, an exhibit of the world’s smallest penguins and the chance to see ‘CRUNCH’ the Super-Croc feed, the family-owned Ballarat Wildlife Park is a must-visit destination for nature lovers young and old. You can even see Kai and Akasha, the Sumatran/Siberian tigers – in the state-of-the-art tiger sanctuary.

You can enjoy lunch in our fully licensed cafe or bring along a picnic to have on our outdoor table and chairs, surrounded by the Kangaroos.

And while at the Park, why not ask our friendly staff about our ‘Animal Encounters’, which is a photo of you and an animal, professionally taken as your souvenir to take home.

The Ballarat Wildlife Park is a privately owned business run by The Parker family and their team. A single day entry pass includes daily animal presentations as well as access to the park’s souvenir shop and café. The Ballarat Wildlife Park is just 4 minutes from Sovereign Hill!

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2023 Gold Winner – Best Attraction!

Ballarat Wildlife Park is the 2023 Gold Winner of the Victorian Tourism Awards, Best Attraction.

This honour underscores the park’s commitment to delivering exceptional wildlife experiences and promoting tourism in the region.

The Victorian Tourism Awards, organised by the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), celebrate excellence in the state’s tourism industry, recognising businesses and organisations that consistently deliver outstanding tourism experiences.


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.

Visit our Tiger Sanctuary, home to our Sumatran/Siberian Tiger Kai.


Animal Encounters


We offer animal encounters which allow our guests to have a personal 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!

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“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.

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