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Zoo Crew Legends and Staff Awards

At Australia Zoo, our staff awards aim to achieve many goals:

  • Rewarding outstanding performance
  • Recognising high levels of presentation and pride
  • Motivating individuals to attain goals and targets
  • Promoting teamwork and team goals
  • Promoting the vision and global aims of Australia Zoo's development
  • Encouraging attendance at our monthly all-staff meetings
  • Assisting with staff performance reviews and development

At the end of each month, we hold a Zoo-wide staff meeting in the Crocoseum where team members who have been nominated for the ‘staff person of the month’ award are recognised and winners are announced. All the nominees receive a prize with the added fun of having their picture displayed on the big screen! Sometimes it’s hard to choose just one deserving person; often we’ll have two or even three winners awarded! Every two months, we also award the Crikey! Trophy and prize to an outstanding team in the Zoo.

Staff are also recognised at the Australia Zoo Christmas Party where the winners of the major yearly staff awards are announced. To say a massive thank you to the winners for their work throughout the year, the Zoo organises some awesome prizes. Past prizes have included travel vouchers and trips to incredible places such as Disneyland and Africa!

2016 Staff Awards

zoo crew legend

The Kindness Award
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Becky-Jo Quinn

zoo crew legend

The Directors Award
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Darren Gertler

zoo crew legend

Steve Irwin Award
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Sandi Little

zoo crew legend

Movers and Shakers
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Tim Martin & Stacey Brown

zoo crew legend

Quiet Achievers
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Mark Johns-Barometro & Hannah Somerville

zoo crew legend

Volunteers
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Lyn Cook & Rita Lloyd-Evans

2015 Staff Awards

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year
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Shellee Dillon

zoo crew legend

The Directors Award
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Jennifer Robertson

zoo crew legend

Steve Irwin Award
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Amanda Brown

zoo crew legend

Movers and Shakers
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Carol Saroglia & Dr Rosie Booth

zoo crew legend

Quiet Achievers
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Vivek Sonavane

zoo crew legend

Volunteers
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Heather Cameron

2014 Staff Awards

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year
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Shaheeda Chelat

zoo crew legend

The Directors Award
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Departments that worked on Bindi’s Island
(Construction/Grounds)

zoo crew legend

Steve Irwin Award
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Andrew Underhill

zoo crew legend

Movers and Shakers
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Damian Meadows

zoo crew legend

Quiet Achievers
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Lisa McConnell

zoo crew legend

Volunteers
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John Martin

2013 Staff Awards

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year
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Hannah Hutton & Wayne Hinsbey

zoo crew legend

The Directors Award
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Joshua Ruffell

zoo crew legend

Steve Irwin Award
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Ben Beaden

zoo crew legend

Movers and Shakers
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Emma Jurss

zoo crew legend

Quiet Achievers
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Steve Blanchard

zoo crew legend

Volunteers
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Joel Barr (AZ) and Pam Peters (AZWH)

2012 Staff Awards

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year
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Claude Lacasse

zoo crew legend

The Directors Award
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Bindi Irwin

zoo crew legend

Steve Irwin Award
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Stuart Gudgeon

zoo crew legend

Movers and Shakers
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Stacey Brown

zoo crew legend

Quiet Acheivers
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Peter Liehr

zoo crew legend

Volunteers
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Lance Paynter (AZWH) and Fay Taylor (AZ)

2011 Staff Awards

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year 1
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Susan Elmer

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year 2
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Kris Berndt

zoo crew legend

The Directors Award
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Amanda Brown

zoo crew legend

Steve Irwin Award
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Keith Sadler

zoo crew legend

Volunteers
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Wendy Murray

2010 Staff Awards

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year 1
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Bonnie Nolan

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year 2
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Claudia Rumph

zoo crew legend

The Directors Award 1
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Manu Ludden

zoo crew legend

The Directors Award 2
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Laurie Pond

zoo crew legend

Steve Irwin Award
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Richard Jackson

zoo crew legend

Volunteers
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Ron Wiskar

2009 Staff Awards

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year
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John Ford & Kate Morley

zoo crew legend

The Directors Award
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Mark Niven

zoo crew legend

Steve Irwin Award
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Karen Appleby


Volunteers
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Anita Turner

2008 Staff Awards

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year
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Karen Bennett

zoo crew legend

The Directors Award
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Cameron Chapman

zoo crew legend

Steve Irwin Award
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Toby Millyard


Volunteers
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Shane Hancock

2007 Staff Awards

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year
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Anthony Dezoete-Baker

zoo crew legend

The Directors Award
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Bruce Murdock

zoo crew legend

Steve Irwin Award
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Jan Nielsen

2006 Staff Awards

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year
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Broek Stevens


The Directors Award
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Kelsey Mostyn


Steve Irwin Award
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Joy Murray

2005 Staff Awards

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year
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Brian & Kate Coulter

2004 Staff Awards

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year
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Fred, Thelma & Lenny White

2003 Staff Awards

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year
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Bruce Poulton & Amanda Brown

2002 Staff Awards

zoo crew legend

Staff Person Of The Year
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Tina Grieve & Sandy Whitehead