OPENING HOURS | Sanctuary open 9am to 4pm | Cafe open 9am to 2:30pm | Open everyday except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day


Venue & Capacity

You can book the Sanctuary for your exclusive use, available after 5pm any night.

Exclusive use of an area during opening hours is available.

Price on request

General facilities

Sanctuary Café

Fully equipped kitchen and chefs on premises or outside catering permitted

Face Painter available

Zoo Keeper and conservation talks available

Parking for over 100 cars

Wildlife Encounters

Quality tables and chairs

Cutlery, crockery and glassware available

Food and Beverage team available

Conference Room

Indoor A/C Conference Room with view of Sanctuary

Cocktails for 120

Conference set up 40

Theatre set up 93

Wedding set up 88

AV facilities including screen & projector

Pond Canopy

Seats 40


Seats 80

Outdoor Marquee & BBQ Area

Outdoor covered BBQ or event area

Seats 100 or 150 standing


Our café has two levels and includes a fireplace and licensed bar

Each area seats 40 guests, or 80 cocktail

The second level can be used exclusively during business hours, whilst both areas together are available for exclusive use after hours.

The Sanctuary is ten minutes from Ballina- Byron Airport, 15 minutes from Byron Bay and 45 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport.

Enquiries to Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary 02 6687 8432