Book Now - General Entry Online Tickets - use within 3 months

A General Entry Pass entitles the holder to all day entry to the National Zoo & Aquarium, Canberra

General admission pre-purchased tickets are at a discounted rate from gate prices and are valid for 3 months from date of purchase. NOTE - non refundable or extendable.
Simply print out the ticket and hand in at the entry counter on arrival (or show on your smart phone)

Single entry only
Adult/Child (4 to 15) - save 6-8% off full priced tickets.
Senior/Student - save 8% off full priced tickets - must show concession card on arrival
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children 4 to 15) - Save 30% off individual full-priced adult & children ticket rates.
Children under 4 years are a gold coin donation.

NOTE: Non-refundable, non extendable. (If you are unsure of entry date, best to purchase the Entry Voucher tickets, which have 12 months expiry for only a few dollars more)
Lost, stolen or destroyed tickets cannot be replaced.
National Zoo & Aquarium reserves the right to request proof of age. Children 15 years and under must be supervised by an accompanying adult. An adult is deemed to be any person aged 16 years or older.

Average Duration: 3 to 4 hours

About National Zoo & Aquarium

We are located on Lady Denman Drive, next to Scrivener Dam, near Yarralumla - approximately 9km from the centre of Canberra - just off Parkesway/Tuggeranong Parkway.

999 Lady Denman Drive,
Weston Creek
Canberra, ACT 2611

Concession Information

For SENIOR & STUDENT Entry, the ticket holder will be required to show their VALID CONCESSION CARD on arrival,
or a payment of $7 will be necessary. Please note - pension cards are NOT accepted

Weather Information

As the majority of the exhibits our outdoors, you should dress for the weather. There will be no refunds or rain checks due to inclement weather, animals resting or animals sleeping, or the closure of any exhibits/animals off display

Other Information

Tickets are not refundable. Valid for Entry strictly until expiry date shown. Ticket must be printed & handed to Front Counter staff on arrival, or shown on your phone.

We are open from 9.30am to 5pm every day except Christmas.

Make more of your visit - Interactive Keeper Talks* and special animal hand feeds for visitors take place on weekends, Canberra School Holidays and Public Holidays. No bookings necessary, just be at the enclosure at the designated time to either watch, or pay the Keeper to participate.

Daily Activities* take place every other day (*weather permitting) See our website for a Timetable prior to your visit, or collect one on entry.

Individual, up close Animal Encounters run daily and these can be booked separately online prior to your visit, or ask at the Front Desk on arrival if there are any vacancies for that day (fees involved)


Adult Entry Ticket are valid for 91 days after purchase

Child Entry Ticket are valid for 91 days after purchase

Family General Entry Ticket are valid for 91 days after purchase

Senior Entry Ticket are valid for 91 days after purchase

Student Entry Ticket are valid for 91 days after purchase

Opening Hours
09:30 - 17:00

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09:30 - 17:00

09:30 - 17:00

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09:30 - 17:00

Public Holidays
09:30 - 17:00