An ADF families event: Taronga Zoo day, Richmond

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Taronga Zoo Sydney

Bradleys Head Road

Mosman, NSW 2088


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Richmond ADF families, see the whole WILD world at Taronga Zoo Sydney!

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NOTE: This event is only for Australian Defence Force families residing in the Richmond, Glenbrook, Defence Estate Orchard Hills or Danallam House posted locality.

ADF families in the Richmond region of NSW are invited to come and meet our team and connect with other ADF families while enjoying the day out in a relaxed, friendly environment. Entry to the zoo is on us – noting that this event only for ADF families residing in the Richmond, Glenbrook, Defence Estate Orchard Hills or Danallam House posting locality.

Taronga Zoo Sydney is located on Bradleys Head Road in Mosman, right on Sydney Harbour and is easily accessible from the Sydney CBD. Embrace your longing for adventure by journeying to four distinct areas of our beautiful planet. From the vast savannahs of Northern Kenya, the luscious rainforests of the Congo, the Indonesian jungles, the wild wonders of mainland Asia, the Arizona deserts and Amazonian swamps - to our sunburnt land we all call home. Marvel at our planet's incredible biodiversity.

Taronga cares for over 5,000 animals from over 350 species, many of which are threatened. Spread over 28 hectares you can see lions, tigers, sun bears and more.

The Zoo features cafés and a food market as well as plenty of lawn and picnic table spots to enjoy a meal with a view.

Entry will be provided only to ADF members and their immediate family residing in the Richmond, Glenbrook, Defence Estate Orchard Hills or Danallam House posted locality. You will be required to show your Eventbrite tickets and Defence ID to gain entry to the venue.

Families must collect their entry tickets from the DCO stand near the main entrance between 0930 and 1100 on 20 June. Families will be provided a wristband which will allow them entry into the Zoo and may remain at the Zoo until closing time at 1630.

*** Important note: to ensure your day at Taronga Zoo Sydney is safe and enjoyable, cash is not accepted on site with contactless payments available ***

Shows and Talks:

1100 - Komodo Dragon keeper talk

1100 & 1400 - Seals for the wild powered by Red Energy

1200 & 1500 - Free-flight Bird show

1200 - Chimpanzee feed

1345 - Asian Elephant keeper talk

1400 - Farm feed

1430 - Gorilla keeper talk

1430 - Koala keeper talk

1440 - Penguin keeper talk

Children must be under parental supervision at all times.

Registrations close on 16 June 2021, unless the event is fully booked earlier. When you arrive at the event you will be asked to show your ticket (either printed or electronic) and Defence ID. If you do not have a Defence ID card, please contact us at to make alternate arrangements.

In the event of unfavourable weather conditions or a change in government COVID-19 restrictions, this event may be cancelled or rescheduled. Please ensure your email address is accurate as you will receive a booking confirmation and any receive additional information or changes to the event by email.

You should carefully read the following information to ensure you are aware of all requirements relating to this event. This information is regularly updated and may not be the same as information on previous DCO events you may have registered for.

• In line with government regulations and our COVID Safe Plan, tickets for this event are limited to ensure we practice safe social distancing.

• When registering for the event, you must register for a ticket for yourself and each person attending (including every baby, toddler and child).

• When registering you will be required to provide your best contact number. In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak or the positive COVID-19 test result of an attendee, your contact details will be provided for contact tracing if directed by the Department of Health.

• If you or someone in your family are feeling unwell with flu-like symptoms on the day of the event, please stay at home. If you attend the event with flu-like symptoms, staff will advise you to return home and to seek medical advice.

• Antibacterial wipes and hand sanitiser will be available at the event. Attendees are asked to make use of the hygiene measures available on arrival at the event and again when departing.

• A photographer will be in attendance at this event. If you don’t want to be photographed, or have your family photographed, please let the photographer know. Please note: any photos taken may be used in DCO publications, online or on social media.

• Parents are required to remain onsite to supervise their children.

• If you have any mobility requirements, please email us at

• If you become unable to attend the event, please cancel your booking by clicking on the link in your confirmation email ‘View and manage your order online’. This takes you to your ‘Tickets’ page where you can choose the ‘Cancel my Order’ option to release the tickets back to the event listing.

• Due to contact tracing requirements, it’s important that you do not transfer your tickets to another family.

The waitlist will show automatically on the registration page once the event is fully booked. If you’d like to register on the waitlist, complete the ‘Contact Information’ form for every individual person who requires a ticket. For example, if three family members require a ticket you should complete the ‘Contact Information’ form three times.

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Taronga Zoo Sydney

Bradleys Head Road

Mosman, NSW 2088


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