Opening Hours

Wednesday 26th January 11a.m-5p.m  last entry at 4p.m

Friday-Tuesday 11a.m-5p.m last entry at 4p.m

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


Welcome to the Phillip Island Wildlife Park

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

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COVID-19 update

Latest update: Friday, 24 December

The Phillip Island Wildlife Park is open and operating with the following Victorian Government mandated restrictions listed below in place. Please help us by being prepared so we can do our very best to keep our visitors and staff safe.


All wildlife parks, zoos and animal facilities Victoria wide must only allow double vaccinated patrons (18yrs +) from 30th of October. At this time all of our staff must also be fully vaccinated to allow us to open. Please understand that this is mandated and it is what we must do if we wish to be open.

Proof of vaccination

Your vaccination certificate must be provided in hard copy or electronically and will be required prior to purchasing tickets (18 yrs +). Similarly, exemption from COVID-19 vaccination can be demonstrated by a valid, original letter from a medical practitioner.


Wearing a mask is required for everyone aged 8 and above in all indoor settings in Victoria (unless an exception applies).

Service Victoria QR requirements

​Please check in on arrival and show us your tick.


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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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

  • Indoor tables are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions

  • 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

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


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.

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We are seeking applicants who wish to gain employment opportunities over our summer peak period, with possible extension. Be ready to start promptly to recieve training ready to work shifts over the coming Christmas holiday season. The position is largely ticket and retail sales, customer service and facility cleaning. Must be available to work weekends, public holidays and school holiday periods. Experience is not necessary, but must be willing to learn with a friendly can do attitude.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to, along with the details of the position you are applying for.
Are you interested in working at Phillip Island Wildlife Park but don’t see a position posted? Email your resume and details of the position you are applying for to to be added to our waitlist.