Positive animal welfare must underpin all that we do. Learn more about animal welfare at member zoos and aquariums.

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ZAA leads accredited zoos and aquariums to work together on conservation, threatened species recovery and breeding programs.

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You can support conservation by visiting accredited zoos and aquariums. Find your local ZAA-accredited zoo, aquarium, wildlife park or sanctuary.

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The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA)

Our mission is to lead Australasian zoos and aquariums to work together to save wildlife.

As a peak body, the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) represents the collective voice of the zoos, aquariums, sanctuaries and wildlife parks across Australasia that operate to the highest standards. 

ZAA would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work. In Australia, this is the Cammeraigal People of the Eora Nation and the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present. In Aotearoa, this is Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika iwi.

ZAA-accredited zoo & aquariums participate in

629 conservation programs  

In a year, ZAA members funded a total of

$20.6 million AUD

for conservation programs plus

$3.1 million AUD

through in-kind support

22 million people

visit ZAA-accredited zoos and aquariums each year


A proud member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)



Our Strategy

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) is currently working to a five-year strategy to enable us to lead Australasian zoos and aquariums to work together to save wildlife by inspiring best practice in conservation and welfare with support from government and community.

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