Melbourne Zoo Venues

Elliott Avenue, Parkville, VIC, 3052

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About Melbourne Zoo Venues

Melbourne Zoo is located only minutes from Melbourne’s CBD and offers a truly unique and elegant range of venues and event spaces for your function. We have a number of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, animal experiences and a range of function packages available. 

Escape within our centuries-old manicured gardens and worldwide habitats for your special occasion, reflecting the native homes of our beloved animal community. Not to mention, meet a variety of wildlife in our unique animal experiences, including butterflies and tigers to elephants, and giraffes.

Take advantage of our beautiful indoor and outdoor function spaces, team of dedicated event professionals and chefs who will work to create the perfect menu for your event. From relaxed BBQs to cocktails at the Giraffe Deck or a large gala dinner, we have a number of function rooms and delicious catering options for a variety of budgets and tastes.

Venue Capacity

Room Board Room U-Shape Classroom Theatre Cabaret Banquet Cocktail
Bong Su40303612080140200
Leopard Lodge665472350176240500
Room Board Room U-Shape Classroom Theatre Cabaret Banquet Cocktail
Bong Su40303612080140200
Leopard Lodge665472350176240500

Venue Features

  • Cafe
  • Parking on-site
  • AV system
  • Disabled access
  • Accommodation off-site nearby

Function Rooms — Melbourne Zoo Venues

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    Absolutely stunning with its own private exhibit, whether you’re on the terrace enjoying the beautiful views of the lake, or inside watching the Tamarin Monkeys.

    Board Room 24 people
    U-Shape 22 people
    Classroom 27 people
    Theatre 80 people
    Cabaret 56 people
    Banquet 100 people
    Cocktail 130 people
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    Bong Su

    Located in the heart of the Elephant Trail, the Bong Su Room offers both indoor and outdoor spaces with its own private exhibit of tree kangaroos.

    Board Room 40 people
    U-Shape 30 people
    Classroom 36 people
    Theatre 120 people
    Cabaret 80 people
    Banquet 140 people
    Cocktail 200 people
  • M 56168 1


    The evening-only Lakeside Cafe overlooks the Zoo’s award-winning Japanese Garden and lake with access to a joining outdoor terrace.

    Board Room 30 people
    Banquet 80 people
    Cocktail 120 people
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    Leopard Lodge

    Our biggest with room for up to 500 guests. It is conveniently located next to brand new Carnivores’ Trail.

    Board Room 66 people
    U-Shape 54 people
    Classroom 72 people
    Theatre 350 people
    Cabaret 176 people
    Banquet 240 people
    Cocktail 500 people
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    Pavilion perfect for outdoor events.

    Banquet 50 people
    Cocktail 50 people
  • M 56171 1


    Lawn area is perfect for Weddings or Group Events

    Cocktail 100 people

More Information — Melbourne Zoo Venues


We have more event spaces available and a number of animal experiences available on application.
We can also tailor all packages and menus to suit your taste, style and budget.
Enquire today at Zoo Events to discover the possibilities.

General Facilities

  • Breakout Rooms
  • Indoor & Outdoor Facilities

Catering Facilities

  • We offer a range of function packages to suit your event. For conferences of 10 people to a family day for thousands.

Bridal Facilities

  • Choose from a variety of stunning ceremony locations including the Japanese Garden, Platypus Lawn or Butterfly House followed by your wedding reception in one of four of our unique venues.
  • Whether it is an intimate celebration in the Rainforest Room or a lavish banquet for 240 quests in the Leopard Lodge, Melbourne Zoo is the perfect place to celebrate your special day

Leisure Facilities

  • Catered: YES
  • Accommodation: NO (close-by)
  • Parking: YES
  • Licensed: YES
  • Disabled Access: YES


  • Full range of entertainment available
  • Animal experiences
  • Keeper Talks
  • Team building & workshop activities
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Elliott Avenue, Parkville 3052.

Melbourne Zoo is located only minutes north from the city centre, within Royal Park, and a quick drive from Melbourne Airport