Supporting A Family-Friendly Day At The Zoo

01 May 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring our youngest Victorians can continue to explore the wonders of our world-class zoos, at no cost to families.

The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will provide $5.8 million to continue the successful ‘Kids Go Free’ policy.

Thanks to this investment, children aged 4-16 are given free entry to Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, on weekends, public holidays and Victorian state school holidays.

This is in addition to the year-round free entry for children under 4.

Melbourne Zoo has been voted Melbourne’s most popular attraction for the second year running in a major RACV tourism survey, and we want to give every child the chance to visit.

The Labor Government is helping the much-loved attraction grow, enticing more visitors than ever before.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“Every parent knows, there’s nothing like the excitement of a trip to the zoo. We’re making sure every child has that chance.”

“We love our zoos, and this Kids Go Free policy means all Victorian families can afford a visit.”

Quote attributable to Kevin Tanner Director Melbourne Zoo

“The Zoo is almost 155 years old, and it continues to be an amazing place to encounter the wonders of wildlife. We warmly welcome the Government’s support for the Kids Go Free policy to ensure that all Victorian families can afford to visit.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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