Are we free to roam around the farm unaccompanied?
NO, because Animal Land is a working farm, visitors are not permitted to wander around due to possible safety risks. The only way to see the farm is by joining one of our daily farm tours.
What are your office hours?
The animal Land office is open from 9am until 4:00pm Monday to Friday, if you call outside of office hours simply leave a message and one of the team will return your call on the next working day.
When is the farm open?
The farm is open to the public 7 days a week, 360 days of the year. (The farm is closed from December 23rd until December 27th). Public access is only available through a farm tour.
What are the tour times?
The farm offers two tour on weekdays and three tours on weekends.
Monday – Friday tour commences at 10:30am and 12:00 noon
Saturday and Sunday tours commence at 10:30am 12:00 and 1:30pm
(Please note tours run for approximately 2 hours).
Is there food available to purchase at the farm?
YES, we have a café at Animal Land that offers a wide range of lunch and snack options as well as cold drinks and barista made coffee.
Do you offer a family pass?
YES, you can purchase a family pass for two adults and two children for just $50, or two adults and three children for $68. Additional children are charged at $18.50 each and any extra adults at $10.50 each.
Can we stay at the farm for a picnic or BBQ?
YES, we offer all visitors free access BBQ and you are welcome to picnic on deck or around the playground.
Do you take animals that need a home? (i.e. rabbits, roosters, sheep etc.)
At Animal Land our mission is to provide our animals with the room and environment they need to ensure they live a happy and comfortable life. We care deeply for all our animals so sadly we are unable to accept the many requests we receive to adopt additional animals to the farm, as we simply do not have sufficient space to accommodate them.
The sad truth is, if we attempt to provide sanctuary for every single animal that came our way, the reality is we would be of no service to either the animals in our care or the not so fortunate animals for whom we are an advocate. The physical, financial, logistical and emotional duty would cripple us and diminish the care we were able to provide the hundreds of animals we already care for.
Do I have to book before I come?
While it’s not mandatory to book it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This is because we have strict limits on the size of a tour group to ensure everyone enjoys a hands on farm experience. As tours also often sell out we recommend you book to avoid disappointment.
Where is the farm located?
Animal Land is just a 30 minute drive North West of the CBD straight up the Calder Freeway. The address of the farm is 200 Duncans Lane Diggers Rest.
Can I catch public transport to Animal Land?
YES, you can catch the Sunbury Line train and get off at the Diggers Rest Station. From there you can walk the 2.5kms from the station or you can prearrange a shuttle service to collect you for just $25 return.
Do you only cater for School Groups and Parties or are you open to the general public?
YES we are open to the general public, however there is no open access to the farm so all general public visitors must be part of a farm tour.
Do you offer educational programs?
YES, we host school groups from kinder to year nine and offer a comprehensive range of age appropriate activities and learning opportunities. For full details about our school programs
Do you provide disability access?
Yes we do, however because we need to adapt some equipment we recommend you give us 48 hours notice of your visit so we can ensure we have everything in place to ensure you have easy access to all the attractions.
Can I bring my dog with me to the farm?
NO, as much as we love animals and attract thousands of animal lovers each year for safety of our visitors and our animal’s dogs are not permitted on the farm. (Please note seeing-eye dogs are allowed).