We are committed to ensuring we provide an accessible environment for all our visitors at Werribee Open Range Zoo. We achieve this in a variety of ways.
Free entry for carers accompanying a person with a disability who is a holder of a Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card, a Disability Pension Card or a Companion Card
10% discount for holder of a Carer Card NOT accompanying a person with a disability
For more information about these cards, please visit:
There are accessible parking bays near the main entrance of the Werribee Open Range Zoo.
Werribee Open Range Zoo has an easy-to-follow pathway system, with access for people using wheelchairs and pushers.
Wheelchairs are also available for hire at Village Trader
Cost: $20 fully refundable deposit
Photographic identification required.
Our accessible toilets are located at:
We have four wheelchair-accessible Safari buses.
Our Safari vehicles can accommodate two standard wheelchairs, or one electric wheelchair per vehicle. The wheelchairs are accommodated at the front of our vehicles alongside the driver and will be safely strapped in.
Bookings are advisable. Tel: 03 9731 9601.
Our Open Vehicle Adventures use a 12-seater vehicle that can accommodate a person in a wheelchair who can transfer across to a seat.
Unfortunately, we do not have a wheelchair accessible mini-bus at the moment for our Tall Order Giraffe Feed.
Ramp access to our vehicles is available, if required.
Assistance animals that are certified by a registered authority are welcome at Werribee Open Range Zoo.
However, for the safety of your animal and our animals, assistance animals are not permitted at:
If visitors would like to attend these experiences, they can be escorted by a staff member or volunteer guide. Assistance animals will be cared for during their visit to these experiences.
Our admissions staff can help with these issues and any queries. Just ask us when you arrive. If needed, our staff can also look after your assistance animal.
Friends of the Zoos volunteers offer free tours in an electric golf cart designed to assist with accessibility through the expansive zoo grounds.
Our vehicles can carry up to three passengers at a time. They travel at walking pace, so that assistants, family or friends can tour alongside, on foot. Tours run for approximately one-and-a-half hours.
No notice is required. However, bookings are subject to availability on the day. Operating terms and conditions apply.
Tel: (03) 9731 9601
OpenMi Excursions – designed to increase accessibility and learning outcomes for all students including those who are Deaf and hearing impaired. Find out more here
OpenMi Tours – this free mobile app enables Zoo visitors who are Deaf or hearing impaired to access information in Auslan and / or captions via their smartphone.
Werribee Open Range Zoo has a limited number of smart phones loaded with the OpenMi Tours application. These may be borrowed in exchange for a drivers license or passport as deposit. Please enquire with our admissions staff on arrival.
To download the app, visit our Zoo Apps page
Zoos Victoria is committed to enhancing accessibility across all our properties. This is why we have developed an accessibility action plan.
If you have a particular access requirement, or would like further information on accessibility at Werribee Open Range Zoo, we invite you to contact us.
Tel: (03) 9731 9600