We are pleased to advise that Churchill Island will be one of the 16 regional Victorian businesses participating in the Vaccinated Economy Trial taking place over the next two weeks.

We will be opening our doors on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday over the weekends of 15-17 October, and 22-24 October, approximately two weeks before Victoria is expected to reach the 70 percent double dose vaccination threshold.

This means that all visitors, staff, and volunteers (16 years and over) to Churchill Island during these two weekends of the trial must be double vaccinated, and must be able to provide evidence of their vaccination status, or a medical exemption.

Visitors can prove they are fully vaccinated on completion of a Service Victoria QR check-in that includes vaccination information; a COVID-19 digital certificate displayed through the Medicare App, Service Victoria App or equivalent smartphone wallet; a printed version of the COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement accessed via myGov to download and print or as provided by your vaccination provider, medical practitioner or the Australian Immunisation Register; or their exemption from COVID-19 vaccination as demonstrated by a valid, original letter from a medical practice.

The purpose of the trial is to gain a more detailed understanding of the operational barriers and enablers, which will help inform the settings required for Victorian businesses to operate in a COVIDSafe way when the state re-opens more broadly under the Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan.

We thank everyone for their support and understanding as we work with the State Government to help open up our community and state in a safe manner.


The Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Reserve and Churchill Island will be opening on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only at this time. The Antarctic Journey remains temporarily closed.


Following today's announcement, our Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Reserve and Churchill Island will be re-opening this Friday 10 September, Saturday 11 September and Sunday 12 September, then again each day of the school holidays. Tickets will be made available until Sunday 3 October at this stage. 

Please note that the Nobbies visitor centre and Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies will remain closed for the time being.

Please check for up to date travel information.



Following Saturday's announcement, our attractions will remain closed until further notice. We will await further advice from the State Government before we announce our re-opening.

Please check for up to date travel information.

Take care, and stay safe  



Following yesterday's announcement, our attractions will start re-opening with restricted capacity from this Friday, August 13.

The Penguin Parade will open on Friday evening, and the Koala Conservation Reserve, Antarctic Journey and Churchill Island will all open at 10am on Saturday, August 14.

Please be sure to book your visit online.

Please check for up to date travel information.

Take care, and stay safe 

Click here to view our COVIDSafe Workplace plan


Following today's announcement, our attractions will be closed from Friday 6 August, up to and including Thursday 12 August.

We are cancelling and refunding all bookings during this time, and contacting all ticket holders directly

Please check for a full list of exposure sites. 

Take care, and stay safe 


Following today's announcement, we will be re-opening our visitor attractions on Saturday 31 July with restricted capacity. Please ensure you book your visit online.

Please check for a full list of exposure sites. 


Please check for a full list of exposure sites.

Following today's announcement, our attractions will remain closed until Wednesday 28 July at this stage.


We have been advised by the Department of Health and Human Services that the Nobbies in Summerlands has been listed as a Tier 2 Exposure Site following a visit by a person with a confirmed case on Wednesday 14 July between 4.30 and 5.30pm. The person did not enter the Nobbies visitor centre as it was closed at this time.

We have also been advised that the person visited Churchill Island on Tuesday 13 July between 3.32pm and 4.06pm and undertook a walk, but did not enter the visitor centre, café, or farm area. This location has not been listed as an exposure site at this time.

Please visit for details, and if you visited during the affected times, please get tested urgently and isolate until you have a negative result.

Please note that the website above lists Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 as the Nobbies visit dates, however this does not match the data we have been provided, and we are working with the authorities to seek further clarification.

Our attractions are currently closed until Tuesday 20 July as per Thursday's public health announcement, and we will await further guidance.

Our thoughts go out to our visitors, staff, volunteers, and our community. Please take care of yourselves and each other as we get through this together. 


Following the changes announced today, we are in the process of cancelling and refunding all bookings for visits to our attractions from Friday 16 July, up to and including Tuesday 20 July, while we remain closed.

We have suspended ticket sales for the remainder of July, until we are able to confirm our re-opening dates, and will update you as soon as we can.

Thanks for your support, take care, and stay safe.

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Latest update - Friday 9 July

Thanks to the further easing of restrictions, we have been able to increase our capacity at the Penguin Parade, and have released additional tickets in our booking system. Please be sure to book ahead, especially during the busy school holidays.


Please note the following rules apply:

• Fitted face masks are mandatory at all of our sites while indoors, and this includes our Underground viewing area at the Penguin Parade.
• Fitted face masks are also mandatory outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
• Please maintain physical distancing at all times whilst at any of our locations.
• Please maintain good hand hygiene, and stay home if you are unwell.
• Online tickets required for entry to all sites (including infants) – we are unable to upgrade, refund or alter any tickets onsite. Please ensure you have the correct ticket type and number of tickets before your visit.
• Only contactless transactions are available onsite – cash not accepted.
• Penguin Parade visitor centre opens at 5pm.
• We are required to collect visitor details to assist with contact tracing. Information will be held securely for 28 days, then destroyed in accordance with our privacy policy.
• Please note that as we will be managing visitor numbers at all of our locations, you may experience short entry delays subject to the number of people already on site.

Click here for a copy of our full COVID Safe Plan