Adelaide Zoo
Plane Tree Drive is closed for WOMADelaide 4-14 March, access to the zoo is from Frome Road only.

As a conservation charity, every visit, adoption, donation and ticket helps save species from extinction

Adelaide Zoo is an iconic experience, offering a range of experiences for all visitors to enjoy.

We are committed to providing a welcoming and accessible space for all, if you have any questions that aren’t answered on this page, please give our team a call on (08) 8267 3255 or email us via [email protected]

If you would like to provide feedback, comments or suggestions about accessibility, for please email us at [email protected]

Get ready for a wild day

Concession Pricing & Government Issued Carer & Companion Cards

Adelaide Zoo offers a range of membership and admission options and has a discounted concession rate with any valid government issued concession card.

Click here to purchase your tickets

Adelaide Zoo recognises the national Government issued Companion Card and Carer Australia Card. Free entry is offered for one carer accompanying the cardholder when using one of the approved cards.

  • Government issued Carers Australia card for each Australian State
  • Government issued Companion Card for each Australian State
  • QLD Government Issued Carer Card
  • Government issued Foster Carer Card
  • SA Department for Education and Child Development
  • We Care Victoria Government Carer Card

Parking and Public Transport

The Botanic Gardens of South Australia owns and operates all parking on Plane Tree Drive and offers a number of accessible parks close to the zoo main entrance.

Visitors have access to a number of 4 and 10 hour parking spaces; Zoos SA recommends reviewing parking access through the Botanic Gardens link provided below:

Parking on Plane Tree Drive

Buses stop at Stop 2, Frome Road directly outside the zoo including the free city connector bus.

Further information on buses, trams and trains can be found through Adelaide Metro.

Assistance Animals

We are excited to be on our journey to welcome Assistance Animals!

We have partnered with accredited training body See Differently to create a program that provides the positive animal welfare for both the assistance and the zoo animal, please click through to find more information on the project.

In this first step, we are pleased to welcome trained See Differently assistance dogs onsite between the hours of 10.30am – 3pm.

If you are the handler of an assistance dog accredited by a different institution, we are seeking additional feedback and people to work with so we can support everyone (and every animal) to have the most rewarding and safest interactions.

As we continue to learn and grow, we welcome feedback to guide this program to be the most useful for the most people, and look forward to working with additional organisations.

To assist you with your visit, please view the guide and complete the application form.

See the guide and apply

Your journey through the zoo

Step-free access

Adelaide Zoo pathways and viewing areas are step-free unless otherwise marked where an alternate route will be sign-posted.

Social stories

Planning a visit to the zoo and need some extra information to prepare?

Download our social story here.

Relaxed zoo hours

Adelaide Zoo has introduced Relaxed Zoo Hours every Monday and Wednesday from 3-4.30pm, and Saturday morning Relaxed Morning Zoo sessions run every 3 months.

Relaxed sessions have reduced human noises to allow visitors who may benefit from a more sensory friendly environment to explore the zoo at their own pace.

Relaxed sessions are included on standard day tickets and entry is free for members.

Services and amenities

Bathrooms

Adelaide Zoo is equipped with accessible toilet facilities to ensure the safety and privacy of all our visitors.

Accessible toilets are located at:

Natures Playground (Map Ref: 14C)

Rotunda (Map Ref: 9H)

Envirodome (Map Ref: 10Q)

Food and drinks

The Wisteria Restaurant and Fig Tree Café offer a range of tasty treats and hot food. Both sites are wheelchair accessible and offer highchair and seating facilities. Please check with the cafe staff about daily specials and information related to food allergies.

SA Water drinking fountains are situated throughout the zoo. Visitors can help to reduce single use plastic by bringing their own water bottles to refill at the fountains.

Information for wheelchair and mobility aid users

The Natures Playground accessible toilet is fitted with a full body ceiling hoist that is readily available and designed to meet the needs of the individual and carer while visiting the zoo. The following information is important to note:

  • Individuals will need to bring their own loop sling upon visiting the zoo.
  • This hoist is compatible with loop style slings, as opposed to clip style slings.
  • (Please note that the ceiling hoist SWL is 200kg, this is the maximum weight it can take regardless of the SWL of the sling).
  • Zoo employees and volunteers are neither permitted nor trained to lift an individual or help them inside a restroom.

This disability hoist is proudly supported by PQSA and supplied by Equip 4 Living.

Experience the wild and come face to face with one of the animals

The animal experiences listed below are wheelchair accessible. For further information contact bookings on (08) 8267 3255