Smoking wallabies! The fun never stops at Australia Zoo. The roving entertainment crew contributes to the excitement of all patrons at Australia Zoo through hilarious skits and surprising characters.
On promotional days Australia Zoo has extra entertainment and the department plays a key role in excellent customer service and promotion of the Australia Zoo motto - Conservation Through Exciting Education.
It has been noted that ALL patrons visiting the zoo will in some way be an audience for our Entertainment crew. During your visit you could find these larrikins greeting customers dressed as one of our many costume characters... These characters make an impression on all patrons and aim to provide comical stints for the enjoyment of all.
This amazing team also rove our animals around the Zoo including cuddly Koalas, waddling Wombats, terrific Tasmanian Devils, pretty Possums, dynamic Dingoes, brilliant Blue Tongues and Shingleback Skinks, baby American Alligators and crazy Cockatoos!
Not only will you see them up close and personal, you even get the chance to take it one step further and have your photo taken while you pat any one of our amazing critters!
Be sure to look out for them on your next visit to Australia Zoo. We hope to see you soon!
Head of Department
As a Rover, Becky-Jo is a valuable member of the team. She is a contributor to all aspects of the department and her enthusiasm, hard work and willingness to learn is appreciated.
Becky-Jo began at Australia Zoo in June 2003 as a volunteer whilst still attending high school. After a brief period of volunteering, she was employed as a Crocoseum host and quickly progressed to keeping. Becky-Jo has worked in nearly every keeping department in the zoo, from Kids Zoo to Birds, Mammals to Elephants and worked tirelessly in the Koala department. Since joining the Roving Entertainment department she has worked her way up to one of our senior handlers/trainers and loves our adorable roving animals.
Becky-Jo has also recently started co-hosting the Wildlife Warriors Show in the Crocoseum. It wasn't something she planned on doing when she started at the zoo, but it has been an amazing and challenging experience for her.
Jeremy is an Australia Zoo Entertainment veteran; joining the ranks way back in October 2004. Jeremy was the co-host of our Wildlife Warriors live entertainment show in honour of Steve Irwin in the world famous Crocoseum. He performed in front of an audience of up to 5,000 spectators daily.
Jeremy has witnessed many moments in the Crocoseum and has seen many smiling faces from all corners of the earth join as one to celebrate what is most important- Life.
In April 2013 Jeremy moved into the awesome photography department, where he can be found helping our patrons take home an unforgettable photo of their day with our gorgeous animals. You may also recognise Jeremy from Australia Zoo's Animal Diaries!
Sandi started at Australia Zoo as a volunteer in December 2002 and began working with the Rovers in March 2003. Previously a high school teacher, she loves teaching and is now honoured to be able to educate people about the animals she loves so much. Sandi is always smiling and likes to make sure everyone gets a pat and a photo. Her aim is to give people knowledge of, and a personal experience with, the animals. Sandi believes if you can educate people 'about' animals, it goes a long way towards them learning to 'love' animals. Sandi is currently training with some of our beautiful birds and koalas at koala photos.
Scott is an inspiration to all at Australia Zoo. He has a special role, being BW Croc's best friend and all day assistant. Scott always makes sure that BW Croc is looking her best, her teeth white and he joins her for ice cream Sundaes in the food court.
Best of all, once a month, Scott and BW travel to Brisbane's Royal Children's Hospital to put a big smile on the faces of all the children there. Scott knows how important that is because he spent a lot of time in the same hospital when he was a child. Australia Zoo and BW would be lost without him. Another interesting fact about Scott is that he's also a qualified Swim instructor!
Following 5 years previously working as a vet nurse with small animals Ricki was excited to begin a new career path by joining the busy birds crew here at Australia Zoo.
Ricki loves a challenge and thinks that the zoo is an adventure with new tasks to tackle each and every shift.
Samantha started with the Zoo Crew in December 2014. Having previously volunteered in Africa with Big Cats and Elephants, Sam is keen to spread the word on conservation.
Sam just loves the Tigers and Otters as "they are both fascinating to watch and interesting to read their behaviour.
When not at the Zoo, Sam enjoys dancing and going to the beach.
Lucy joined the Roving Crew in April 2015. Having a love of animals, Lucy will make sure all our guests have an amazing experience and a love of all animals after a day at the Zoo.
Outside of the Zoo, Lucy likes to bake, sing and go on adventures at the beach with her dogs.
Jess started in the Roving Department in December 2013. She has a background in promotions and enjoys working with all our beautiful animals. Jess loves the Tigers because they are amazing creatures. Jess joined the Zoo to be a part of the amazing things Australia Zoo has done for wildlife conservation. Outside of the Zoo Jess enjoys snowboarding, crossfit, travelling and going to the beach.
Georgia joined the Zoo Crew in September 2015. Working for the last 8 years in customer service, Georgia will help all our guests on and off the Shuttle and let you know helpful info to get you around the Zoo with ease.
Outside of the Zoo Georgia volunteers with the Rural Fire brigade, going to the beach and mountain climbing.
Brandon joined the Zoo Crew in May 2016. Having previously being one of our awesome volunteers, Brandon will be spreading the conservation message, while ensuring all our guests have a hands on wildlife experience.
Outside of the Zoo Brandon enjoys bushwalking, mountain climbing, filming wildlife, and kayaking.
Candice joined the Zoo Crew in August 2016, having come through our volunteer program. Candice also has a bachelor of Science degree majoring in marine Biology and Zoology.
Melany joined the Zoo Crew in August 2016. Melany has had experience working in Walt Disney world and is now working with us and helping educate our guests on everything conservation.
"I have helped weigh the lemurs. It was challenging but great fun! I have always had a passion for animals. I also love performing and I get to do both here and help change the world a little."
With thousands of visitors from all over the world passing through the gates daily, all team members understand the importance of making a lasting impression to our patrons. A job at Australia Zoo is more than a vocation, it's a lifestyle - just ask any of our team members. Australia Zoo employees love animals and conservation, have an exceptional self-drive attitude towards work and of course, wear the world famous khaki uniforms with pride! You just have to walk around the Zoo to feel the electricity in the air. The atmosphere creates an exciting experience for all visitors and a dream workplace environment for all employees.
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