Open Daily | 9.30am - 5.00pm except Christmas Day

Keeper for a Day

Become a Keeper for the Day

Our ‘Keeper for a day’ is the ultimate animal lovers experience where you can spend a whole day with our Keepers getting an insight into a day in the life of a Zookeeper, and get up close to some of the worlds most amazing wildlife.

You will work side by side with our Keepers and assist in daily tasks including cleaning of the animal habitats, food preparation, making enrichment, Keeper Presentations and of course lots of up close animal encounters.

Animals that you work with may include: Red Pandas, Meerkats, Koalas, Dingoes, Echidnas, Kangaroos, Farmyard animals, Birds, Reptiles and much more!!

The ‘Keeper for a day’ experience runs from 8:30am – 3:00pm and includes:

  • Park Admission Fee
  • Morning Tea and Lunch from our Kiosk
  • A CD package of photographs taken by our keepers during your time with us, including all of the animal experiences throughout the day.
  • 5” x 7” photograph of one of your experiences presented in a Symbio souvenir card

Keeper for a Day Encounter Cost: $450.00 per person OR an additional $360.00 for a second person –that’s a saving of 20% off your second person!

Age: 13 years + for single participants

Participants aged 8 – 12 years will require a supervising adult to complete the experience with them

Limit: Up to 3 people per experience

Booking: To make a booking please email with your contact details and your requested date (please note that a minimum of 14 days is required and availability will be confirmed with you) and for general enquiries call our Guest Services Team on (02) 4294 1244.

Please note that full payment or a gift voucher number is required to make a booking

Keeper for a Day Encounter Conditions

  1. Bookings for Keeper for a Day experience are to be complete a minimum 7 days in advance.
  2. Enclosed shoes, long shorts/pants and long sleeves are highly recommended to be worn.
  3. Weather protection is recommended as the experience will be largely outdoors.
  4. Participants are recommended to have an up to date tetanus vaccination.
  5. Keeper for a Day Encounters require good mobility.
  6. All participants must agree to follow all instructions given by the keepers at all times.
  7.  Encounters may be cut short at any time for any reason at the keeper’s discretion.
  8. Touching of the animal(s) may be permitted after keeper instruction and under strict keeper supervision.
  9. Symbio Wildlife Park does not take any responsibility for any injuries that are received. First Aid will be given if required.
  10. All Encounters are subject to weather conditions. Staff discretion is final.