From 1 July 2011, children under 16 years old has free admission to Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo on weekends, Victorian public holidays and Victorian school holidays (Ref 1).

This is the delivering of part of a $10.7 million election promise to subsidize zoo entry fees for an estimated 266,000 kids (Ref 2).

This constitutes considerable savings to families with kids as the normal ticket for a 4-15 years old child will cost $12.60 (Ref 3). You can also join the annual “Friends of the Zoos Membership” which allows unlimited entry into the zoos and reciprocal free access to interstate zoos (Ref 4).