Zoo Friends

Zoo Friends

Ultimate flexible family fun.

Get more with a Zoo Friends annual Membership, from $99 for individuals, or $130 for our Family Flex Membership! Unlimited fun for the kids. Ultimate flexibility for the adults!

Become a Zoo Friends member today. Already a member? Login to your account to renew your membership or register a visit.

Membership types

Who will be joining?

Are you joining with kids?
Family Flex Membership

Unlimited Zoo fun with our Zoo Friends Family Flex Membership! Get access to exclusive activities, news and events, along with 365 days unlimited Zoo access. Family memberships include our exclusive Flex Adult passes, which can be used by different adults* visiting with the kids, so everyone gets a chance to explore!

How it works

STEP 1: Kids

Select how many kids will be joining.

Children in each family membership must be from the same household and ages under 16.

STEP 2: Flex Adults

Select 1 or 2 flexible adult passes.

1 Flex Adult Pass = Any 1 adult can accompany the kids each visit.

2 Flex Adult Passes = Any 2 adults can accompany the kids each visit.

Once the named Family Flex Adult has had their photo taken and collected their cards the flexibility benefit of the card comes into effect. This benefit allows the Flex Adult passes to be able to be used by any adult accompanying the group's children to Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. Non - transferrable benefits, such as event discounts are applicable to the named user only.

STEP 3: Choose a Primary Member

Each group must nominate one Primary member, who will be the key contact that will receive important membership communications.

*The named Flex Adult pass holder must have their photo taken and have collected their card prior to sharing their pass for other adults to come to the zoo with the children attached to their membership. The physical member card must be presented upon entry to the zoo by the named holder or the adult they have shared the pass with along with the children and their passes.

Price

Flex Adult (per adult)$110.00

Kids

Under 16 and from same household.

FREE

Joining fee

Payable once per membership group for new members, or groups renewing more than 30 days after lapse.

$20.00

JOIN FAMILY FLEX

Or are you joining with just Adults?
Indivi(dual) Membership

Perfect for individuals or couples exploring the Zoo, members get 365 days of unlimited access to Taronga's two Zoos in Sydney and Dubbo, along with receiving discounts and exclusive access to our sites. Plus, we'll keep you in the loop with what's happening at Taronga, so you'll never miss the latest news or conservation updates.

How it works

STEP 1: Adults and Concessions

Select how many adults and concessions will be joining.

STEP 2: Choose a Primary Member

Each group must nominate one Primary member, who will be the key contact that will receive important membership communications.

Price

Adult (per adult)$99.00

Concession (per concession)

Check which concession cards are accepted.

$79.00

Joining fee

Payable once per membership group for new members, or groups renewing more than 30 days after lapse.

$20.00

JOIN INDIVI(DUAL)

Who will be joining?

Are you a grandparent?
Grandparents membership

Get the whole family together for unlimited Zoo fun with our Zoo Friends Grandparent Membership! Link your membership to your child’s Family Flex Membership so you can bring the grandkids to the zoo. Access exclusive activities, news and events, along with 365 days unlimited Zoo access.

How it works

STEP 1: Make sure you have your family’s Family Flex member number on hand. Then select Grandparent product and choose between Adults or Concessions
Select how many adults and concessions will be joining.

STEP 2: Choose a Primary Member
Each group must nominate one Primary member, who will be the key contact that will receive important membership communications.
 

Price

Adult (per adult)$99.00

Concession

Check which concession cards are accepted.

$79.00

Joining fee

Payable once per membership group for new members, or groups renewing more than 30 days after lapse.

$20.00

JOIN GRANDPARENTS

Zoo Friends benefits

Benefits

Family Flex

Indivi
(dual)

Grandparent^^

365 days access to Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo DubboBlue tickYellow tickBlue tick
Any adult you nominate can accompany the kids. Whether it’s mum, dad, grandparents, aunts or uncles, everyone gets a chance to explore^Blue tick  
Access to exclusive kid’s content and promotionsBlue tick Blue tick
Exclusive updates on from Taronga on conservation and moreBlue tickYellow tickBlue tick
Half price parking at Taronga Zoo SydneyBlue tickYellow tickBlue tick
15% discounts in our Zoo ShopsBlue tickYellow tickBlue tick
Discounts on our award-winning accommodation*Blue tickYellow tickBlue tick
Discounts and pre-sales on our most popular events, including New Year’s Eve*Blue tickYellow tickBlue tick
Reciprocal access benefits to partner Zoos - Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary, Perth Zoo, Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo**Blue tickYellow tickBlue tick

^ The named Flex Adult pass holder must have their photo taken and have collected their card prior to sharing their pass for other adults to come to the zoo with the children attached to their membership. The physical member card must be presented upon entry to the zoo by the named holder or the adult they have shared the pass with along with the children and their passes.

^^Grandparent memberships must be linked to a Family Flex in order to bring kids from those households to the zoo with you.

*Benefit applicable to valid and named member only for Flex adult pass holders.
**Access benefit may vary depending on the reciprocal partner Zoos terms. Please check full terms & conditions for details. 

Registering your online account

We have an online membership system where you can manage all elements of your membership online!

If you are an existing member, you’ll need to register your online account to use this system. You’ll only need to do this the first time you’re accessing your online account.

If you’ve already done this, you can head straight to the login page for future visits.

This must be done by the primary member of your group, who is the person who receives correspondence about your membership from the Zoo. Check out our easy how-to video here
 

CREATE ACCOUNT

 

Kid's showing their Zoo Friends Annual Membership
Kid's showing their Zoo Friends Annual Membership

Gift an Annual Membership

Gift 365 days of fun with Taronga’s Zoo Friends Annual Membership. Individual, Family Flex and Grandparent options available. Valid across both Taronga Zoo Sydney, Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo PLUS our partner Zoo’s around Australia.

Find out more
Kid's showing their Zoo Friends Annual Membership

Manage your membership online

Access our online membership system to renew your Zoo Friends or to book your next visit.
 

LOGIN


If you haven't already accessed the new online membership system, you’ll need to create an account.
 

CREATE ACCOUNT

Your online membership account

Our online membership system allows you to manage all elements of your membership online!

You can:

  • View the details of your membership group
  • Quickly register a visit to Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
  • Renew your membership in just a few clicks

If you are a current or lapsed member, but have not yet accessed this system, you’ll first need to create your account to manage your existing membership. This can only be done by your group’s primary member, which is the person who receives email communications about your membership. They’ll need their member number (which can be found on your membership card, or in the top right corner of emails), and the email address you provided on signup.

Join

Join Zoo Friends today for unlimited Zoo access, and fun for the whole family!

Login

Already a member? Login to your account to renew or register a visit.

Renew

Renew your Zoo Friends membership for another year of fun!

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for Zoo Friends

General Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to all Taronga Zoo Friends memberships:

  • A Zoo Friends membership commences on the date of purchase, and is valid for 12-continuous months
  • All persons who ordinarily reside in one residential household must join as one ‘membership group’ for Family Flex memberships
    • Each ‘membership group’ will need to nominate one ‘primary member’
    • This ‘primary member’ is the person who will receive important communications about their group’s membership
    • It is the responsibility of the ‘primary member’ to ensure their details are current
    • All members in a membership group retain the same expiry as the ‘primary member’. If an additional member is added to a group at a later date, their membership will be valid until the ‘primary member’s’ next expiry date
  • Upon joining, new members will be charged a $20 joining fee per membership group
  • When a membership is due for renewal, if a group renews their membership prior to their expiry date, or within 31 days (inclusive) after their membership has expired, this $20 joining fee will not be charged on renewal 
  • If a group’s membership lapses for more than 31 days at any time, they will again be charged a $20 joining fee per membership group on reactivation of their membership 
  • Except to the extent required by law, including the Australian Consumer Law, membership is not exchangeable or refundable, pro-rata or otherwise
  • Cancellations made at the discretion of Taronga Conservation Society Australia will include a deduction for any visits made to Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo or our reciprocal Zoos
  • Changes to membership must be made prior to use, and within 30 days of purchase
  • We may refuse any application for membership
  • If a membership card is lost there will be a $10 charge per card to a maximum of $20 per group for issuing a duplicate card
  • A Zoo Friends membership is solely for recreational enjoyment at Taronga’s Zoos and cannot be used for entry for any commercial activity including product placement or news media reporting
  • Zoo Friends membership is not available for corporate or commercial use, nor for clubs or groups and cannot be on sold separately in any circumstances (this includes the charging of any fee for the use of these passes).  Any Zoo Friend members found to be in breach of these terms and conditions will have their membership cancelled
  • Membership entry benefits do not apply to persons visiting as part of organised group visits, including but not limited to, School excursions
  • Membership benefits, including Zoo access, do not apply to special events unless otherwise stated
  • We may change or revoke any membership terms, benefits, or privileges at our discretion. We will try to give you advance notice (at least 28 days) of any such changes, for example by email or in our newsletters
  • We can immediately cancel or suspend your membership if:
    • We consider that you or another person on your membership card has breached our membership terms and conditions;
    • We consider that you or another person on your membership card has breached TCSA’s terms and conditions of entry;
  • We can suspend any membership for a period determined at our absolute discretion
  • Visitors to Taronga Zoo or Taronga Western Plains Zoo choosing to upgrade to a membership from a day ticket are bound by the following terms:
    • A valid Taronga entry receipt or Taronga day ticket must be presented at the time of purchase
    • Only one admission amount can be discounted from each membership purchased, and at the price paid for the admission ticket
    • Admissions must be of an equivalent or comparatively lesser value than the membership they are to be discounted from. For example, the maximum discount available for an adult membership is an adult admission fee
    • If the total of admission ticket value exceeds the total membership value, Taronga will not refund the difference
    • Upgrades must be made within 30 days of date of ticket redemption
    • Third Party and discount entry tickets cannot be upgraded to a membership

Taronga Zoo Friends Family Flex Membership Special Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to groups who purchase Zoo Friends Family Flex memberships:

  • A Zoo Friends Family Flex membership is valid for household groups joining with children aged up to 16 years only
  • A Family Flex membership group can contain children from 1 household only
  • A Family Flex membership group must contain 1 or 2 Family Flex Adult passes
  • Family Flex adult passes must be assigned to a named user. Some benefits of Family Flex Adult passes are transferrable and some benefits are only available to the named user only, as outlined in these terms and conditions
  • Family Flex membership grants eligible members unlimited entry during normal opening hours to Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo, for 12 continuous months ending on the date of expiry of that membership, as follows:
    • In the case of children, this benefit is applicable when the membership record includes a valid name and photo.
    • In the case of Family Flex ‘Flex Adult’ passes, this benefit is eligible to 
      • The named user at any time; or
      • Any adult (over 16 years of age) who is accompanying a child or children from the same membership group as the ‘Flex Adult’ pass they are using. In this instance, admission will only be granted when the adult’s visit is registered in advance, and they enter Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo with that child or children. Under no circumstance can an adult who is not named on a Flex Adult pass use the membership to gain access alone.
      • In either of these instances, a valid membership pass must be presented on entry, and each Flex Adult pass can only be used once per day
  • The primary Zoo Friends member requested to register each visit online to both Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo, including when another adult is utilising their Flex Adult pass. Booking availability may be subject to capacity limits
  • If requested, you may be required to provide evidence that all children in a membership group ordinarily reside in the same household. This could include a shared Medicare Card, School enrolment documentation or similar
  • When another person is utilising your Family Flex membership as described above, it is your responsibility to ensure they are aware of, and comply with these Terms and Conditions
  • A concession rate is not applicable to Flex Adult Memberships

Taronga Zoo Friends Indivi(dual) Membership Special Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to groups who purchase Zoo Friends Indivi(dual) memberships:

  • A Zoo Friends Indivi(dual) membership is valid for individuals or household groups joining without children aged up to 16 years only
  • A Zoo Friends Indivi(dual) membership group can contain one or more adult or concession membership for persons residing in the same household. Adult or concessions not residing in the same household must join as separate membership groups
  • Indiv(dual) memberships are not transferrable, and all associated benefits and entitlements are available to the named member only
  • Indiv(dual) membership grants eligible named members unlimited entry during normal opening hours to Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo for 12 continuous months ending on the date of expiry of that membership, when a valid membership pass is presented on entry
  • The primary Zoo Friends member is requested to register each visit online to both Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. Booking availability may be subject to capacity limits
  • Concession rate is available for members who can produce evidence of meeting certain criteria, read the full list of concession cards accepted at Taronga

Taronga Zoo Friends Grandparent Membership Special Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to groups who purchase Zoo Friends Grandparent memberships:
•    A Zoo Friends Grandparent membership is valid for adults or concessions that are linked to valid active Family Flex memberships.
•    A Grandparent membership group can bring any children from linked Family Flex memberships with them to the zoo.
•    A Grandparent membership group must contain 1 or 2 Grandparent adult or concession passes
•    Grandparent adult or concession passes must be assigned to a named user. Some benefits of Grandparent adult or concession passes are transferrable and some benefits are only available to the named user only, as outlined in these terms and conditions
•    Grandparent membership grants eligible members unlimited entry during normal opening hours to Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo, for 12 continuous months ending on the date of expiry of that membership, with the following benefit:
o    In the case of Family Flex linked children, this benefit is applicable when the child’s membership record includes a valid name and photo.
•    The primary Zoo Friends member requested to register each visit online to both Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. Booking availability may be subject to capacity limits
•    Concession rate is available for members who can produce evidence of meeting certain criteria, read the full list of concession cards accepted at Taronga
 

Additional benefits

Food and drink retail discounts

A valid Zoo Friends member is entitled to:

  • 15% discount at retail shops onsite a Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
  • 10% discount on food and drink purchased from food and beverage outlets and cafes, onsite a Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Discount at the retail stores and cafes will be given upon presentation of a valid Taronga Zoo Friends membership card only.

Discount is applicable on take away coffee when a member uses a reusable cup only. No discount is applicable on coffee provided in a disposable takeaway cup.

Accommodation discounts

A valid Zoo Friends member is entitled to a 10% discount on accommodation at:

  • The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga
  • Roar and Snore at Taronga Zoo Sydney 
  • Zoofari Lodge at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
  • Savannah Cabins at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
  • Billabong Camp at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Discounts on accommodation are subject to availability, and some blackout dates may apply.

Accommodation discounts are valid for named Family Flex Flex Adult members, and Indiv(dual) Adult and Concession, Grandparent Adult and Concession members, only and are not transferrable.

Parking discount

  • Eligible Taronga Zoo Friends members are entitled to receive 50% off the price of parking at Taronga Zoo Sydney. This benefit is not applicable to members of our interstate partner Zoos
  • To receive this benefit, members are required to validate their parking ticket either at the top Zoo Shop located in the main entry plaza or at the Zoo Friends office, prior to the Zoo closing, by presenting their parking ticket and Zoo Friends membership card. If a member has not validated their ticket prior to the zoo closing, they will be required to pay the full parking rate
  • Once a parking ticket has been validated members can pay at one of the automated pay machines in the car park, or at the car park station

Event pre-sales and discounts

  • Eligible members may be offered discounts and early access to tickets for selected Taronga events. This may include, New Year's Eve, Twilight at Taronga, Vivid, or other events taking place at either Zoo
  • Access to these discounts will be communicated by email to primary members
  • Members will be required to be subscribed to Taronga’s communications to receive this benefit
  • Taronga takes no responsibility for members not receiving this information due to incorrect details, having previously unsubscribed from email communications, or other email failures
  • Event discount are valid for named Family Flex Flex Adult members, and Indiv(dual) Adult and Concession and Grandparent Adult and Concession members only, and are not transferrable

Reciprocal entry to partner zoos

  • Reciprocal access benefits are valid, and non-transferable, for named Family Flex Adult(s), Family Flex Children, Indivi(dual) Adult(s) and Concession Concession(s), and Grandparent Adult(s) and Concession(s) members, granting access to be able to visit Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Perth Zoo with their Taronga Zoo Friends Annual Pass at the partner Zoos discretion

  • Reciprocal access benefits are valid, and non-transferable, for named Family Flex Adult(s), Indivi(dual) Adult(s) and Concession(s), and Grandparent Adult(s) and Concession(s) members to visit Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park with their Taronga Zoo Friends Annual Pass

  • If you have a Zoo Friends Family Flex Membership, the Flex adult pass is only valid for the named Adult and cannot be transferred to any other adult when using it at reciprocal Zoo partners
  • Partners can vary and terminate the reciprocal arrangement between zoos at any time. Members should be aware that Taronga does not guarantee this benefit, and is not responsible for partner zoos withdrawing from the program
  • Partner zoos may charge members a non-refundable entry fee if they do not present a valid Zoo Friends membership card upon entry, along with any other proof of identity and entitlement to concessions that the partner zoo requires. The same rule applies for interstate zoo members entering Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
  • Reciprocal rights between interstate zoos only apply to zoo entry, and no discounts apply on parking, retail purchases or food outlets at an interstate zoo. The same rule applies for interstate zoo members entering Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
  • This benefit is valid for Zoo Friends members with a valid Zoo Friends membership and who normally reside at a NSW address only