Sydney Zoo prides itself on excellent staff who are passionate, involved and friendly. If you would like to work at Sydney Zoo, be sure to check our social media channels and website regularly for any job postings or upcoming volunteer positions.

Careers at Sydney Zoo

Sydney Zoo aims to be an industry leader, setting new benchmarks in the visitor experience. We aim to delight, inspire and educate our customers, and to promote community values and conservation on both a local and global scale. Safety, animal welfare and outstanding customer experience are the central objectives of our employee training and standards.

Sydney Zoo is committed to developing and retaining highly qualified employees. The zoo is a significant contributor to job creation for the Western Sydney area. We employ approximately 75 full time staff and over 200 casual staff. These positions cover a range of roles including zoo keeping, administrative, landscaping, repairs and maintenance, customer service, retail, food service, cleaning and assorted other areas. Our positions are available in a mix of full-time, part-time and casual positions and are a combination of skilled, unskilled and paid roles.

Our brand is widely recognised, and working for us represents a good entry to the workforce. We offer opportunities for both internal progression and development at the zoo, and as a credible ‘brand name’ employer we positively contribute to the CVs of our staff.

The Application Process

If you have any questions pertaining specifically to an advertised position, please contact us via email to

If you are interested in a role with Sydney Zoo that has not been advertised yet, keep an eye on this Careers page for future advertisements.

What to expect after submitting an application

After submitting an application with Sydney Zoo, you will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please contact us to ensure your application has been received.

Our recruitment team will assess all applications and contact those people who are short-listed for interview.

Applicants who are unsuccessful will be advised via email. If you are unsuccessful, don’t be disheartened, we at Sydney Zoo value our job candidates and invite you to review future job openings. We hope you see another position that sparks your interest.

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