Welcome to the Phillip Island Wildlife Park

A great experience for international and local visitors alike, where you can view the wildlife that Australia is renowned for and also spot some animals that are seldom seen.

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Opening Hours

Open 11am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

Closed: Wednesday, Thursday

Please note, the park will be closed on Christmas Day.


Close encounters

Set on a huge 60 acres, the park is home to over 100 different species of Australian animals. It is here that you can not only see, but hand feed and really experience close encounters with wildlife. You will be surprised to find such a diverse range of native animals located only 2km's from the main township of Cowes.

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Hand feed and pat Kangaroos and Wallabies

Kangaroos and Wallabies roam throughout the grounds in a free-range environment, where you can hand feed and pat them. You will have the opportunity to feed both the largest members of the Kangaroo family, the Red Kangaroo and also some of the smallest, the Parma Wallaby & the Red-necked Pademelon. See Kangaroos with joeys all year round. View Koalas close-up from our raised board walk and see them at eye level.

Over 100 different species of Australian animals

Many species of birds are also found in the park and they often fill the area with their distinct calls. Be amazed by the sheer size of the flightless Emu and Cassowary. See birds of the night such as the Tawny Frogmouths and various species of Owls. Colourful parrots, loud Cockatoos and birds of prey big and small can also be admired.

Kids will be fascinated

Kids will be fascinated by Bats that hang upside down, Koalas that perch in trees and babies that ride in a pouch! They also delight in discovering the soft fur of a Wallaby and the rough coat of a Wombat.

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Laughing Kookaburra
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Tickets are available for purchase from the main gate

  • One bag of Kangaroo food is included with every ticket purchased per person

  • Last entry is at 4:00 pm each day



(ages 4-14)


2 Adults and up to 3 Children (ages 4-14)


Extra Kangaroo Food


Please note, prices are subject to change without prior notice.


Park map

  • Free on-site parking

  • Snack food for purchase (only soft drink, ice creams and lollies)

  • Gift shop


Getting here

By car: 

​The Phillip Island Wildlife Park is a leisurely 90 minute drive south-east of Melbourne. We are located at 2115 Phillip Island Road, Cowes.

By Bus:

V-line operates a bus to Phillip Island’s main town, Cowes, from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne city. For bus details call V/Line on 1800 800 007 or visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au

By taxi:

To arrange transfers on Phillip Island contact Phillip Island Taxis on 03 5952 2200.

By ferry: 

The Western Port Passenger Ferry Service runs between Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula and Cowes on Phillip Island. Connect to the ferry via the V-Line train from Stony Point and catch the passenger ferry to Cowes, Phillip Island. For details call Westernport Ferries on 03 5257 4565 or visit westernportferries.com.au


2115 Phillip Island Rd, Cowes VIC 3922, Australia

(03) 59 522 038

(03) 59 523 379


Current Vacancies

Shop Assistant

Ongoing Full-Time 
Friday-Tuesday 9 a.m- 5.30 p.m

We are seeking applicants that wish to gain a stable long-term employment opportunity. The position is largely ticket and retail sales, customer service and facility cleaning, however a willingness to assist other departments may also be required. Work includes weekends, public holidays, and school holiday periods. It is fast paced in summer, then much quieter over winter. Award rates apply, with plenty of variety and scope to grow and take on other roles with further experience. Current driver's license and reliable transport essential.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to recruitment.piwp@gmail.com


COVID-19 update

Latest update: Effective from 11:59pm, Friday, 22 April

With restrictions easing across the state, visitors are not required to check-in or show their vaccination status upon entry and face masks are not required in retail settings, or at events of any size.