ZAA partner organisations

The Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA) has many partner relationships allowing us to work collaboratively with organisations external to our membership for animal welfare, conservation and environmental sustainability outcomes. Listed below are some of our key partner organisations.


World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (Australasia) is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the unifying organisation for the world zoo and aquarium community. Its more than 300 members include leading zoos, aquariums, associations, affiliate organisations and corporate partners from around the world. With more than 700 million visitors annually, together they are ‘United for Conservation’.

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)

Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation in the United States. AZA represents more than 230 institutions in the United States and overseas, which collectively draw more than 195 million visitors every year.

European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA)

EAZA the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, represents and links 340 member institutions in 41 countries. Formed in 1992, EAZA’s mission is to facilitate cooperation within the European zoo and aquarium community towards the goals of education, research and conservation. It believes that zoos and aquaria in Europe have a strong role to play in protecting nature and wildlife both at their institutions and out in the field.

South East Asian Zoos Association (SEAZA)

Established in 1990 in Bogor, Indonesia, the South East Asian Zoos Association (SEAZA) is the membership association for the South East Asian region. It currently has 12 countries and territories taking part as the core zone SEAZA members, including: Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. SEAZA is also open to other zoos and individuals around the world to join as Associate Members.

Japanese Association of Zoo and Aquariums (JAZA)

JAZA was founded in 1939. JAZA is a Japanese NPO holding about 150 zoos/aquariums all over the country and making efforts to promote biodiversity conservation programs, environmental education, wildlife research activities as well as recreational development.


Species360 provides the world’s most current, comprehensive and reliable source of knowledge on intensively managed species and their environments for zoos, aquariums and related organizations to serve institutional, regional and global animal management (ex-situ, as well as in-situ) and conservation goals. Species360 provides world-standard zoological data collection and sharing software to more than 800 member zoos, aquariums and related organisations in almost 80 countries.

Wildlife Health Australia

Wildlife Health Australia (WHA) is an unincorporated, not-for-profit organisation that comprises a network of government and private stakeholders across Australia. WHA’s mission is to promote and facilitate collaborative links in the investigation and management of wildlife health in support of human and animal health, biodiversity and trade. WHA’s vision is for a nationally integrated wildlife health system for Australia. WHA supports animal biosecurity in Australia.


Australasian Society of Zoo Keeping (ASZK)

The Australasian Society of Zookeeping (ASZK) is primarily a professional organisation which seeks to promote the exchange of information on all aspects of wild animal husbandry, and in so doing provide a platform for ongoing professional development for the broad zoological community. The Society achieves these objectives through the production of journals, newsletters and through a series of workshops and conferences which are held throughout the Australasian region.

International Zoo Educators' Association (IZE)

The International Zoo Educators’ Association (IZE) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the education programmes in zoos and aquariums.