The Australiana Shop is located in the heart of the Zoo, stocking an extensive range of Australian-made souvenirs. Featured strongly are authentic indigenous products both carved and hand-painted locally, beautiful hand-painted scarves and table cloths that are perfect for a gift, or a reminder of true artistry.
A bit of cowboy racing through your veins? Your Akubra hat and oilskin jacket awaits you. There are few things more true blue than the beautiful Opal, and we have them set in earrings, pendants and bracelets. Looking for loose pieces of opal? We have those too!
There are t-shirts available in sizes for adults and children with the range consisting of kangaroos, crocodiles, snakes, turtles, wombats, koalas and tigers. The plush toy section is a sight that would send any child into a frenzy - toys, toys everywhere! So drop by and pay us a visit at the Australiana Shop where smiling, helpful staff will be only too happy to assist you in finding the perfect gift.
Ishbel started with the Retail Crew in Dec 2008. Ishbel will greet you in our Australiana Shop with a smile and can tell you about all our beautiful Australian made products. "I love working at Australia Zoo because of the conservation message we send out to people, and getting to meet so many different people from around the world, when they visit our retail shops throughout the Zoo."
Having worked at the Zoo for a while, Ishbel loves all our animals, but is quiet fond of the Giraffes. "I love their long blue tongues and that no Giraffe has the same spots or colouring."
Outside of the Zoo, Ishbel enjoys climbing the Glass House Mountains, going to the beach, and hanging out with family and friends, including her cute little Dachshund Ellie.
Maree started with Australia Zoo doing a School Based traineeship within the Retail department in Dec 2010.
Maree’s favourite animals are the Tiger because they are always inquisitive, playful and amazing to watch. She also got to do a Tiger experience with Kaitlyn, which was awesome.
Outside of the Zoo Maree enjoys music, shopping, and playing with her dogs and cats.
Shae joined the Australia Zoo Retail Crew in April 2010. Shae loves working at Australia Zoo with all the amazing animals and dedicated staff.
Some of the amazing encounters Shae has done at the Zoo are with Dingoes, Rhino, Lemur, Red Panda, Tassie devil, Wombat and Tiger, and has loved every one of them!!
Shae’s favourite animals ever since she was a child are the Tigers. In her spare time, Shae enjoys reading, climbing mountains and playing with her pet dog.
Connor started with Australia Zoo doing a traineeship, within the Retail Department in Dec 2010, while still at School. The Andean Condor “Chief” is Connor’s favourite animal, because of his majestic size and power.
Connor has done a Tiger experience while working at the Zoo and thought it was really cool.
Connor is completing a Bachelor of Game Design outside of the Zoo and is loving the art side of it.
Having being at the Zoo since 2003, Sarah has worked in a few departments in her time. From snappin' photos of guests with our animals to helping guests choose the best Australian made souvenir in the Australiana shop. At work Sarah exchanges the kids for animals and is usually found in our Australiana Shop.
Ashleigh started at Australia Zoo in Oct 2013. Ashleigh comes to the Zoo with 9 years retail experience and 4yrs in childcare.
Ashleigh loves Tigers and the Elephants because they are both beautiful.
Outside of the Zoo Ashleigh enjoys 4WDriving, reading, music and catching up with family and friends.
Bree joined our Australiana crew in 2012, who are responsible for running our Elephantasia shop, Tiger Cart & Africa Cart. Bree completed a traineeship with a Certificate III in Business with the Zoo in 2014.
Emily started with the Zoo Crew in Dec 2014. You can find Emily working in one of our retail shops throughout the Zoo."Being surrounded by animals everyday and a great team spirit, meeting guests from all over the world, makes working in customer service a pleasure."
Outside of the Zoo Emily likes to spend time with her family, friends, and pets.
Ashleigh started with the Australiana department in June 2014. Ashleigh is sure to make all our patrons feel welcome when they enter into the Australiana Shop. You will also find Ashleigh working in the Tiger Cart, Elephantasia Shop and the Africa Cart.
Outside of the Zoo, Ashleigh enjoys spending time with her young family and going to the Gym and Beach.
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.
- Audio Visual
- Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
- Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors
- Australiana Shop
- Big Cats
- Building Services
- Croc Lair
- Crocoseum Boutique
- Elephantasia Shop
- First Aid
- Graphic Design
- Grounds and Landscaping
- Group Bookings
- Human Resources
- Kids Zoo
- Native Mammals
- Rescue Team
- Retail Warehouse
- Roving Entertainment
- School Based Trainees
- Steve's Safari Shuttle
- Tour Desk
- Website Team
- Zoo Vets & Vet Nurse
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