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, 19 November

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. 


 

Vaccination

All wildlife parks, zoos and animal facilities Victoria wide must only allow double vaccinated patrons 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 (Vaccination requirements apply to everyone aged over 12 years and 2 months). Similarly, exemption from COVID-19 vaccination can be demonstrated by a valid, original letter from a medical practitioner.

Masks

Despite the recent lift in restrictions, masks are still required for retail customers and workers whilst indoors, except if an exception applies. Unless health services see a significant jump in hospitalisations, customers for retail will no longer need to wear masks after 15 December.

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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Koala
Laughing Kookaburra
Echidna
Wombat
Goanna
Kangaroo
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Opening hours

Monday 

Open: 11am

Last entry: 4pm

Closed: 5pm

Tuesday 

Open: 11am

Last entry: 4pm

Closed: 5pm

Wednesday
Closed 

Thursday

Closed

Friday 

Open: 11am

Last entry: 4pm

Closed: 5pm

Saturday 

Open: 11am

Last entry: 4pm

Closed: 5pm

Sunday 

Open: 11am

Last entry: 4pm

Closed: 5pm

 

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

Adult

$19

Child
(ages 4-14)

$9

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

$50

Extra Kangaroo Food

$0.50

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

 
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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 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

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2115 Phillip Island Rd, Cowes VIC 3922, Australia

(03) 59 522 038

(03) 59 523 379