Become a Zoo Friend

Become a Zoo Friend

Become a Zoo Friend

Get 365 days of fun for the whole family with a Zoo Friends membership!

Welcoming you back

Ahead of the opening to the general public on Monday 18 October 2021, Taronga will be open for a few select preview days as we allow time for the animals to readjust to having guests back on site.

We’re delighted to share that our Zoo Friends members will be given the chance to visit during that period! Availability for these days is strictly limited. Check your emails for more information on this, and details of how to book.

More information will be shared with our members on this soon. 

Prior to visiting, all Zoo Friends will need to register their visit date and book online prior to attending.

Taronga's two Zoos are COVID-Safe sites. 
Next time you visit you may notice a few changes that ensure our sites remain COVID-Safe for all our guests, staff and animals.
Read more about the changes keeping you safe.

Register your visit

If you are a current Zoo Friend and are planning a visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo or Taronga Zoo Sydney, you must  register your visit online before attending. You can register your visit below, or head across to our Current Members page to register and stay up to date with the latest member news.

Register your visit

If you are a current Zoo Friend, please complete the online registration form based on which of Taronga's two Zoos you would like to visit.




Becoming a Zoo Friend

Zoo Friends enjoy great benefits across both of our Zoos including entry, discounts, and more! 

Zoo entry

  • 365 days unlimited access to Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo and Taronga Zoo Sydney
  • Reciprocal entry to interstate Zoos including Adelaide, Melbourne, and Perth Zoos*


  • 10% off food and drinks at our cafes and eateries (discount on coffee does not apply if using a single use takeaway cup)
  • 15% discount at all Zoo Shops


  • 10% discount on accommodation at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo including the Zoofari Lodge, Savannah Cabins and Billabong Camp
  • 10% discount at the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga
  • 10% discount on Roar & Snore at Taronga Zoo Sydney on select days


Annual Pass TypeOnlineAt Gate




2 kids free (4-15 years) per adult or concession pass

Additional Child (4-15 years)*$49$55
Transferable Guest Pass*$150$150
Joining Fee*$20$20

Dubbo locals offer

If you are a Dubbo local resident, you can access discounted Zoo Friends annual pass or regular entry to Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. Check your eligibility and find out more below!


COVID Safe information

Last updated Wednesday 7 July 2021

Taronga offers guests a unique opportunity to experience the outdoors and reconnect with wildlife. Next time you visit you may notice a few changes that ensure our sites remain COVID Safe for you, your family, our team and our animals.

Below are a few tips to make your next visit as safe, fun and enjoyable as possible!

If you have cold or flu symptoms, we ask that you please stay home and do not visit.

If you are directly affected by the latest NSW Health advice to self-isolate, your accommodation booking can be changed to an alternate date at no charge.

Safety measures

The following measures will be in place until 11.59pm on Friday 16 July 2021 and apply to both day and overnight guests.

Guests from Greater Sydney,  Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Shellharbour or Wollongong: As the stay at home order for Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Shellharbour and Wollongong has been extended, guests who currently live or work in these areas will not be able to visit Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo either as a day visitor or for overnight stays.

Any guests impacted by these measures who have previously purchased tickets or booked a stay will be able to reschedule their visit for a later date. To do so please email Any guests who feel unwell are asked to respect NSW Health advice and delay their visit.

Mask-wearing: Masks must now be worn in all indoor areas, including indoor exhibits and shelters, retail store and food and beverage outlets.

Reduced capacity: Capacity will be reduced in all indoor and outdoor areas in line with the 4m2 rule. This includes indoor exhibits, retail store and food and beverage outlets.

In-person keeper talks: Live Keeper activities are paused until further notice. Guests can access online Keeper Talks on their devices in grounds.

Animal encounters: All Animal Encounters and Tours are paused until further notice.

Pre-book your visit: All tickets and member visits must be pre-booked online.

Bring your essentials upon arrival:

  • Your e-ticket or booking confirmation
  • Facemask (recommended, not mandatory)
  • Personal hygiene kit (including sanitiser)
  • Contactless payment method
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle

Check-in via the Service NSW App: Along with pre-booking your tickets, all visitors will also be asked to check in using the Service NSW app when you arrive on site. This includes all members of any family groups, including children.

Guests are not permitted to visit Taronga’s Zoos in Sydney and Dubbo or stay overnight if it contravenes state or federal travel restrictions, border closures and public health orders relating to COVID-19. If you have been asked to self-isolate, please do not enter Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.

The health and safety of our animals, guests, staff and volunteers are our top priority and we are committed to maintaining these measures for as long as public safety requires us to.

If there is anything urgent that you need to discuss regarding your booking, please use the below contact details for accommodation at Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo:

Sydney: email or call 02 9978 4791

Dubbo: email or call 02 6881 1488