Where is Featherdale Wildlife Park located?
What are the admission costs at Featherdale WIldlife Park?
Are you open on public holidays (ie. Christmas Day, Easter, New Years Day)?
We are open 9am to 5pm every day of the year except for Christmas Day when the Park is open for limited morning hours for tour group bookings only.
I am seeking donations for a charity/fundraiser, what is the process?
Featherdale donates to many charities and fundraisers each year. Please send your request in writing to: The Donations Officer, PO Box 6226, Blacktown BC 2148 or fax 02 9676 8764.
Does Featherdale sell Annual Passes?
We have recently introduced Adult, Child and Family Annual passes. These can currently be bought over the phone by calling 9622 1644 or at the entry. Adult annual passes are $83, Child (3-15years) are $46 and Family (2 adults and 2 children) $235.
Does Featherdale offer work experience for students?
Featherdale Wildlife Park does run a Work Placement program within our Park that provides a space for two students each week. These students who are usually year 10 and 11 undertake a 40-hour placement over one week. To organise work experience you can contact the Blacktown Schools Industry Network on 02 9853 3200.
Does Featherdale have a Volunteer Programme?
Featherdale has a Volunteer Programme in place for TAFE and University students who are studying an animal related course and need to complete work placment as part of their course requirements. Please contact Senior Park Curator, Chad Staples on 02 9622 1644 with any enquiries.
Can I purchase gift vouchers without choosing a particular day to visit?
We sell Featherdale gift vouchers with a 12 month validity. There are no block out dates.
Child (3-15 years): $15.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children): $76.00
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I have found an injured native animal, what should I do?
Always use caution when approaching an injured wild animal, they can become aggressive if they feel you are a threat. Keep your pets away from the animal. If it is safe to do so, place the animal in either a cardboard box or washing basket, provide access to water and place in a quiet area, then contact a wildlife rescue group such as WIRES on +61 2 8977 3333.
Can I donate native animals to Featherdale?
Featherdale accepts many native animal donations including pet reptiles and birds each year. Where possible, wild animals are released back within close proximity to where they are found. If orphaned or injured, the animal is cared for by trained professionals. Please note, that not all animals will remain housed at Featherdale and may be moved to another home. Due to the large number of donations that Featherdale receives, we cannot provide information on an animal once it has been donated to us.
What course should I study to gain employment within a wildlife park/zoo?
TAFE and University both offer courses in animal related fields. TAFE offers a Certificate II course in Animal Attending. You can also do Certificate III and IV in Captive Animal Management. Visit TAFE NSW for further information or to apply for a course https://www.tafensw.edu.au/
Can I hold a Koala at Featherdale?
Whilst it is illegal to hold a Koala in NSW unless you are a qualified Keeper, Featherdale provides FREE all day Koala encounters where visitors are able to meet and have their photo taken patting a Koala using your own camera.
What animal encounters are available at Featherdale?
Featherdale offers a range of interactive animal encounters scheduled throughout the day. Cuddle up to a Koala or hand feed a Kangaroo. Please see our show times
for further information.