National Zoo & Aquarium

Group entry

If you are visiting the Zoo in a group of 20 or more, you qualify for our special group rates on General Entry prices.

For an extra special experience, why not book your group into a private tour. A guide will be available to lead you around the zoo and facilitate a variety of interactive animal experiences.

Prior Bookings are essential to receive discounted entry rates. (Note: Payment is not required at the time of booking, but is payable prior to or on arrival, when final numbers are confirmed).

You will receive an itemised Tax Invoice by return email on completion of your booking. Any changes to numbers can be calculated prior to arrival, or on arrival at check in, and the costs adjusted accordingly.

Payment is required as a single total amount. Separate payments by individuals will not be accepted at the discounted rates.

Please see Terms & Conditions for Group Entry here

Bookings currently are only available through making an enquiry with [email protected].

General groups

Minimum of 20 paying guests required.

$44.00 per adult
$23.00 per Child 3-15
$35.00 per Student with Student card
$35.00 per Concession with ID

Children under 3 gold coin (maximum 2 per paying adult – others $10.00)

Bus drivers and Tour Group Leaders (applies to Inbound Groups only) F.O.C
Maximum Ratio = 1 F.O.C per 10 paying Guests

Guide: extra $6.00 per person (if less than 30 people, the flat rate of $180.00 per hour will apply). Must Be Booked In Advance. Payment required prior to or on arrival.

For Guided Tours, a Minimum 5 Days Notice is Required.

Bookings currently are only available through making an enquiry with [email protected].

School Groups

Based on a minimum of 20 students.

Self guided – $16.00 per student.
Guided – $18.00 per student. 

Accompanying Teachers/Adults:
Kindy to Year 3 – 1 F.O.C per 8 Students. 
Years 4 to 12 – 1 FOC per 10 Students. 

Extra Adults (over and above the free of charge ratio) $42.00 each
Bus Drivers F.O.C

If less than 20 students, the flat rate for 20 will apply. (For very small self guided groups, please contact the zoo for special consideration).

Must Be Booked In Advance. Payment Required Prior to or on Arrival.

A Minimum 5 Days Notice Required For Guided Tours.

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Senior groups

Minimum of 20 paying guests required.

$35.00 per Senior with Seniors or Aged Pension Card
$44.00 per Adult Without Senior or Aged Pension Card

Guide: extra $6.00 per person (if less than 30 people, the flat rate of $180.00 per hour will apply). Must Be Booked In Advance. Payment required prior to or on arrival.

A Minimum 5 Days Notice Required For Guided Tours.

Bookings currently are only available through making an enquiry with [email protected].

Special needs groups

Minimum of 10 paying guests required.

Free of Charge Carer to Client Ratio = 1:1 Maximum.
Carers will be required to show appropriate ID.
All other adults at $42.00 each.

$12.00 per Child
$20.00 per Adult
Note – Companion Card holders are free of charge, unless a Guide/tour is booked when the above rate applies.

Guide: extra $6.00 per person (if less than 30 people, the flat rate of $180.00 per hour will apply). Must Be Booked In Advance. Payment required prior to or on arrival.

For Guided Tours, a Minimum 5 Days Notice is Required.

Bookings currently are only available through making an enquiry with [email protected].

Tertiary groups

Minimum of 20 paying guests required.

F.O.C Teacher to Student Ratio – Maximum Ratio = 1 Teacher per 10 Students.
All other adults at $42.00 each.

$29.00 per Student

Guide: extra $6.00 per person (if less than 30 people, the flat rate of $180.00 per hour will apply). Must Be Booked In Advance. Payment required prior to or on arrival.

For Guided Tours, a Minimum 5 Days Notice is Required.

Bookings currently are only available through making an enquiry with [email protected].

Playgroups

Minimum of 10 paying guests required.

A playgroup is considered to be children between 0-4 years of age.

1 Adult per 4 paying Children under 3 F.O.C and compulsory for Supervision.
All other adults at $42.00 each.

Children under 3 $10.00 per Child

Children 3 and over  $16.00 per Child

Note: Guided tours are not available for Playgroups. Payment required prior to or on arrival.

Bookings currently are only available through making an enquiry with [email protected].

Scrivener Dam, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2611

We are open every day except Christmas day 9.30am until 5.00pm

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