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WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Go wild with your next event or function at our amazing zoo venue

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At Wild Life Sydney Zoo event guests will enjoy an amazing animal adventure as they journey into Australia's most famous locations. Walk through iconic Aussie habitats and encounter some of the most loved and feared animals that call Australia home.

Located on the water’s edge of Darling Harbour, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo offers your guests an unforgettable event experience that's genuinely distinct from other function venues.

Our unique event & function venues allow guests to enjoy cocktails in the heart of the Australian Outback (without leaving the CBD) amongst our mob of friendly kangaroos and wallabies, and experience the sunset from the stunning Koala Rooftop, or dance the night away on the WILD Croc Deck.

With experienced events specialists, who are experts at tailoring an event for your specific needs and who are adept at delivering high quality food, wine and service, the Merlin Events team will provide the stylish finishes and exquisite detail essential for any corporate event.



Cocktail - 150

Sit Down - 100

Koala Rooftop (1)

Home to one of our most iconic Australian animals, Koala Rooftop is a unique event venue guaranteed to wow your guests. Enjoy the sunset and surrounded by our koalas, who can be seen lazing about and munching away on Eucalyptus leaves. Koala Rooftop overlooks our Australian Outback exhibit, home to a mob of kangaroos & wallabies, with glimpses of the city through the trees. 

Koala Rooftop is the perfect event venue for a long summer dinner, unique networking event, or corporate family fun day.



Cocktail - 120

Sit Down - 40

Croc Deck

Dare to enter the WILD Croc Deck, overlooking WILD LIFE Sydney’s mammoth saltwater crocodile, Rocky. Like most crocodiles, he spends much of his time dozing in his large pool. 

WILD Croc Deck’s L-shaped viewing deck transforms into Sydney’s most unique dance floor and is the perfect spot to party the night away. You can even arrange a crocodile talk and feed to take place during your corporate event, which will be sure to surprise your guests.



Cocktail - 100

Private Dining Experienec - up to 4 Guests


Start your cocktail or dinner event with cocktails in the heart of the Australian Outback. Kangaroo Walkabout showcases grey kangaroos, Davey the quokka, agile wallabies, echidnas and princess parrots, perfect for international visitors or even Sydney locals to experience the Aussie Outback without leaving Sydney’s CBD.

Kangaroo Walkabout will allow your guests to come face to face with our friendly Kangaroos, Dot & Matilda may even come over to say hello, these young joeys love to meet and greet our event guests.



WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is set around Australia's amazing habitats, meaning your guests can roam from the outback to the tropics with a glass of wine or beer in hand.


Room Name Banquet Capacity Cocktail Capacity
Koala Rooftop 100 150
WILD Croc Deck 40 120
Kangaroo Walkabout  4 100
Entire Attraction 600 600






‘Keys to the Zoo’ is the perfect option for larger scale corporate cocktail events where you can exclusively book the entire WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo for the night.

‘Keys to the Zoo’ lets you host a cocktail event throughout the entire attraction. Amaze guests with all the attraction has to offer, and a range of amazing entertainment and add-on options. 

  • Full venue cocktail party or social function - 600 guests
  • Full venue family day - 5,000 guests


Merlin Events offer a range of menus to suit any occasion. Chat to the team today about creating the perfect food & beverage package for your next event.

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