Home FREE Things To Do

FREE & Cheap Australia Zoo Tickets | So pleased we found this!

free and cheap australia zoo tickets
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, I receive a small commission when you make a purchase using some of my links.

If you are looking for cheap Australia Zoo tickets, you’ve found the right place! This little known offer is good for FREE entry to Australia Zoo and we have a tonnes of ways you can get discount tickets at Australia Zoo too!

FREE Australia Zoo Tickets

Australia Zoo wants your kids to celebrate their birthday at their place, so to help them have a happy birthday, they get FREE* admission into Australia Zoo!!

One of our writers checked it out recently so we have all the T&C’s down pat to ensure you get the most out of their special day!

Just like most opportunities for ‘free stuff’ (including free food on your birthday) you need to do a little planning before the big day.

(Keep reading because we have discount Australia Zoo tickets for adults and kids as well as a discount on Australia Zoo tickets for families passes!)

How to score FREE Australia Zoo tickets

  1. Make sure you sign up to the Australia Zoo Birthday Club before the day.
  2. *It’s $2.50 to join – and if you use the code BIRTHDAY it removes the $2.50 charge, so it’s 100% FREE!
  3. The free Australia Zoo ticket is valid for kids only and only before their 14th birthday.
  4. Your child must present acceptable proof of birth date (birth certificate, passport or any government issued id).
  5. FREE birthday offer is valid for seven (7) days from the date of your birthday. Which means 7 days before OR after.
  6. Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or discounts.

As per Australia Zoo’s Admissions Policy, Children under 3 years are admitted free. And remember to use the promotional code: BIRTHDAY when buying the tickets online.

So…. here’s the best part that our writer found out. Her kids’ birthdays are two weeks apart – so they went on the weekend in the middle and they BOTH got in for free. Her son took a friend and his birthday was also within the date range and HE got in for free too! She bought her ticket via the Groupon link below, so she got in cheap too!

If that’s not winning at life, I don’t what is! But wait… there’s more….

RELATED: We can also get you into Dreamworld cheap and cheap into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary too!

Cheap Australia Zoo Tickets

I’ll admit that cheap Australia Zoo tickets are pretty hard to come by. So we’ve done some research on your behalf and found the best Australia Zoo discount tickets available at the time of writing this article:

The Entertainment Book

If you haven’t yet, do yourself a favour and buy the latest version of the annual The Entertainment Book. They offer the best Australia Zoo discount tickets with a 15% discount. The book usually costs $65 and the savings are excellent. We always get amazing value out of ours. We share the purchase price amongst family members and use the app on our phone. SO EASY!

RACQ cheap / Australia Zoo discount tickets

If you or someone you know is an RACQ member, you can use the membership to buy discounted Australia Zoo tickets from them. They offer a 10% discount off all tickets and their Australia Zoo deals are well known with locals for children, adults and families. Get your RACQ discounted tickets here.

Other websites to get cheap Australia Zoo discount tickets

These discount coupon sites sometimes have discounted Australia Zoo tickets. Below are listed the current offers for Australia Zoo.

BEST offer as at 1st September 2020: I just found this awesome offer for Australia Zoo. I just bought a discounted adult ticket (use EARLY and get an adult ticket for $54.62!) – click here for this discount!!

I have outlined ALL the discounts below – DO make the effort to methodically check them all!!

Australia Zoo deals 2020

There are a few discount ticket options this year.

Try these Australia Zoo coupon sites:

Australia Zoo tickets includes transport from Brisbane 

Groupon logo Australia Zoo discount tickets from Groupon

Tween Birthday Party IdeasAustralia Zoo discount tickets from Scoopon

Australia Zoo discount tickets Option 1) Australia Zoo tickets (only)

Option 2) Discounted Australia Zoo & Sea Life combo ticketsave $35.10 on a family pass

  Australia Zoo discounts from Cudo

REMINDER: We can also get you really cheap into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary too!

Why is Australia Zoo so expensive?

Think about having to house and feed and care for all of those animals. Think about the shows that are created and displayed and all the staffing requirements. Think about the good work the team at Australia Zoo beyond the zoo itself. Think about your zoo pass price as a small contribution to the care they provide for for our animals and for our planet. Then think about the amazing time you will have creating memories with your family. You might not do it multiple times a year, but it is certainly worth a visit – people travel from across the world to visit, so shouldn’t you pop up the motorway?

History of Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo is a massive 100-acre zoo located in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast near Beerwah/Glass House Mountains.

Australia Zoo was opened by Bob and Lyn Irwin on 3 June 1970 under the name Beerwah Reptile and Fauna Park. Their son, Steve, had helped his parents since childhood to care for crocodiles and reptiles and to maintain the growing number of animals in the zoo.

In 1982 the park was renamed the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park and the area was doubled with the purchase of another 4 acres. Steve and Terri changed the name of their now growing wildlife park to Australia Zoo. As filming generated extra funds, Steve and Terri put all money raised from filming and merchandise into conservation and building new exhibits.

Australia Zoo won the Australian Tourism Awards for 2003–2004 in the category Major Tourist Attraction. In 2004, the Australian Animal Hospital was opened next to the zoo to help with animal care and rehabilitation. More recently, the zoo was a finalist in two categories for the 2010 Queensland Tourism Awards.

Visitors will see a wide variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles, and can view crocodile feedings, hand-feed elephants, and have hands-on animal encounters.

Can you take food into Australia Zoo?

Yes!! You are welcome to bring your own food into Australia Zoo! There are water fountains around the Zoo so that you can refill your water bottle. There are plenty of nice shady areas to enjoy a picnic lunch, so bring a blanket and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
RELATED: If you are planning a trip to the Sunshine Coast, read our BEST things to do on the Sunshine Coast article too!

7 responses to “FREE & Cheap Australia Zoo Tickets | So pleased we found this!”

  1. Lynette Keidel says:

    We would like to know if it is acceptable to you to allow my special needs son to take advantage of your great offer for his birthday at which time he would love to cuddle a koala and possibly Pat a wallaby and whatever animals are not too aggressive as he is a little timid when it comes to animals of you would reply with an answer we would be grateful. Regards Frank & Lyn Keidel

  2. Debra Anderson says:

    Is there are discount for a person with a blind dissability pension card and does the carer get in free if the dissability person has a companion card.

  3. Michelle Stephenson says:

    My grandsons 10th BIRTHDAY is in February and he has his heart set on visiting Australia Zoo,I would love to take his mum and 2 younger brothers for his special day as they have had a rough few years. I’m on a pension and any discounts would be a big help for me to make his dream a reality and make his 10th BIRTHDAY one to remember always.

  4. Marie Kirk says:

    Is it cheaper to do a group booking as well as to go with our RACQ Card
    My Daughter has a disability concession card and carries a companion card as well,so can I go in for free to take care of her.

  5. RFL says:

    Hi there, Thanks for letting us know about that deal. We are holidaying at the Sunshine Coast next week and are looking to go – it will be 6 days after my daughter’s birthday so I have signed up! Just thought I would add if you use the code BIRTHDAY at checkout, you don’t have to pay the $2.50 transaction fee, so it really is free!

  6. Joanne Crane says:

    Hi Families Magazine, I joined the birthday club for my kids to get free entry on their birthday, and we got a surprise bonus. The birthday kids also got a free 8x10inch animal encounter photo, which wasn’t mentioned anywhere on their website! I don’t know if that’s a permanent bonus (it was printed on the entrance receipt), but we always take our own photos with the roving animal encounters anyway, so to get a free large print included was a lovely memory-making surprise! We love the zoo and to us it’s well worth the entrance fee to support their animal conservation endeavours 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *