Animals

Bundoora Park Children’s Farm
1069 Plenty Road, Bundoora, VIC
3083
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Bundoora Park Children’s Farm offers fun activities for all ages. Meet some of their friendly animals, take a ride through the farm and see if you can spot some kangaroos, or explore the heritage village where you can experience farm life in the 20th century.

Phone Number: (03) 8470 8170
Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm daily. Christmas Eve open 10am – 1pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day
Booking Required: No
Cost: Adults: $10.40, Child & Concession: $7.00
Council Area: Darebin City
Cat Café Melbourne
30 Guildford Lane, Melbourne
3000
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Spend some time cuddling cats in a café setting – ground floor is wheelchair friendly, but please call the café before going in so they can prepare

Phone Number: 03 9642 8540
Accessibility: Wheelchair Access to Ground Floor
Booking Required: Yes
Suitable Age Range: 8+
Cost: Cost for food and drinks
Council Area: Melbourne
Chesterfield Farm
1221 Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby VIC
3179
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Meeting animals, tractor rides, hand milking cows, animal shows and demonstrations

Phone Number: (03) 97631588
Opening Hours: Weekdays open 10:00am – 3pm, Weekends and Public Holidays open 10:00am – 5:00pm
Accessibility: Partially Accessible
Booking Required: No
Suitable Age Range: All ages
Cost: Adults: $15.00, Concession: $13.00, Child: $9.00 (Free entry with Companion Card)
Council Area: Knox City
Collingwood Children’s Farm
18 St Heliers Street Abbotsford, Melbourne, VIC
3067
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Experience farm life only 5km from Melbournes city centre. The Farm is a wonderful place to take a breath, rest in the paddocks or engage with the animals, and allow life-long memories to be made!

Website Address: https://www.farm.org.au
Phone Number: 03 9417 5806
Opening Hours: 9.15am to 4.45pm
Accessibility: The farm is wheelchair accessible, however the paths are mostly gravel which can make it difficult.
Booking Required: No
Suitable Age Range: Designed for children, but available for all ages
Cost: Child $7/$3 Adult $12/$5 (Full/Concession)
Council Area: Yarra City
Healesville Sanctuary
Badger Creek Road, Badger Creek
3777
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Lots of local Australian animals, programs and shows throughout the day, and you can explore the animal hospital

Phone Number: 1300 966 784
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Daily
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Booking Required: No
Suitable Age Range: All Ages
Cost: Adult: $37.00 Concession: $28.00 Child (4-15): $19.00. Children free on weekends and holidays. (Free entry with Companion Card)
Council Area: Wider Melbourne
Lead The Way
Thelma Ave, Boronia VIC
3155
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Various types of animal assisted therapy different types of animals; aside from Animal Assisted Therapy, other services include counselling, support groups, equine therapy and family psychology

Phone Number: (03) 9761 0973
Accessibility: Depends on Venue
Booking Required: Yes
Suitable Age Range: All Ages
Cost: Depends on Activity
Council Area: Knox City
Melbourne Zoo
Elliot Avenue, Parkville
3052
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A range of educational tours are available

Phone Number: 1300966784
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Daily
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Booking Required: No
Suitable Age Range: All Ages
Cost: Adult: $37.00 Concession: $28.00 Child (4-15): $19.00. Children free on weekends and holidays. (Free entry with Companion Card)
Council Area: Melbourne
Moonlit Sanctuary
550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale Victoria
3912
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Explore 10 hectares of bushland, feed kangaroos, get up close with colourful bords, reptiles dingoes and more. At night, latern-lit tours are avaliable to meet many nocturnal animals.

Phone Number: +61 3 5978 7935
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm Daily (except Christmas day). Evening tours available upon booking.
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Booking Required: No, however bookings are required for Evening Tours
Suitable Age Range: All Ages
Cost: Entry Fee
Council Area: Casey
Mullum Road Psychology Clinic (Ringwood Clinic)
67 Mullum Mullum Road, Ringwood, VIC
3134
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A range of Animal Assisted Therapy sessions and services with a team of professional psychologists and different animals, covering a wide range of issues with all ages. Equine Assisted Therapy is also provided.

Phone Number: (03) 98795876
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm, Saturday 8:00am – 4.30pm
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Booking Required: Yes
Suitable Age Range: All Ages
Cost: Session Fees
Council Area: Maroondah
Myuna Farm
182 Kidds Road, Doveton, VIC
3177
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Myuna Farm is a community farm where you can visit the animals or learn about farming and sustainability

Phone Number: (03) 9706 9944
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm, 7 days a week. Open every day except Christmas day
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Booking Required: No
Cost: Adult: $8.50, Concession $7.50, U/12 Free
Council Area: Casey